Carey and lecach have ask about discectomies.
I'm not really a good example. I was already a multi-surgical mess when I had this procedure done. The surgeon did not follow up with a splint to help with healing. It was 6 yrs. ago, and I was a little older than they are.
I wondered if anyone has had this procedure recently, without all the "baggage" I had and how they have fared with it. Also, if the surgeon followed up with splint therapy to support the joints while healing.
I wondered if Carole might elaborate, regarding her disc being out of the joint and it being a tolerable condition. Also, the statement your Doctor made regarding the possibility that many people are walking around without disc and don't know it. I find that very interesting.
[This message has been edited by Cymy Sue (edited 05-01-2003).]