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Old 03-03-2009, 02:46 PM   #2
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Re: For all those people who have back problems and pinched nerves.


What are her exact back problems? Like, what has she been diagnosed with? If she cannot close her left hand it sounds like her problems are in the upper back. Mine are in the lower back, but I can tell you that she needs to quit smoking. Smoking is so bad for your discs. If she ends up with surgery they will make her quit anyway because it can limit the healing process. Every doctor I have seen asks me if I am a smoker. I am having surgery in a month, and I was told that my odds of a great outcome are 80%. If I was a smoker, it would only be 50%.

Tell me what her diagnosis is and maybe I can help a little more...