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Re: herniated discs

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Posted by Mike C. on October 26, 2000 at 19:10:37:

In Reply to: herniated discs posted by alan joseph samson on October 25, 2000 at 23:17:24:


It is unlikely that the accident caused the herniations.

There is an increasing body of evidence that herniated discs are common in people with no outward signs or symptoms or pains.

What happens is that the herniated discs are not found until an x-ray or scan is done when the person has pain. Then it is assumed that the disc is the cause of the pain.

The pain is more likely muscular and ligament sprain and strain. Competent treatment at the hands of a knowledgable massage or physical therapist combined with a stretching program will take you out of pain and keep you pain free.

I don't answer posts by email so that all may benefit from the discussion here on the message board.

Mike c.

: Hello Everyone.

: I was rear-ended by some kid with no insurance on 7-12-00. Upon impact, I felt something like a hot wire in my left arm, lower back pain, and "saw stars".

: I went to the chiropractor but the symptoms worsened. So, I was sent for an MRI. The results showed herniations at C3-4, C6-7, and L4-5, S-1.

: The neurosurgeons think I had some pre-existing condition, but I am sure that the accident caused the herniations. The insurance company is looking to deny coverage because of these neurosurgeons' opinions.

: I need help to fight that. Maybe, if I could show, through accident reconstruction, that the accident caused the herniated discs, I would have a chance with the insurance company. Does anybody know who could help me with that?

: Then, I would like to be rid of this herniated disc problem. I have gymnastic inclinations and think that working out on the rings, or the high bar, would be beneficial. Does anybody have any supporting evidence of this that I can show my orthopaedic doctor?

: How about yoga exercises? Would that help cure these herniations?

: Any help in this matter would be appreciated.

: Please email me a copy of your response to this post, at [email protected]

: Thanks.

: alan joseph samson
: [email protected]

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