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Old 10-26-2012, 10:22 AM   #18
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Re: Disc Protrusion L5/S1

Originally Posted by adopastos View Post
THIS GOES FOR OUR FRIEND cfiiman, who raised the following questions,

Could someone please help me with the following questions I have:

1. Is the micro surgery the logical next step if I want to be done with this?
2. Should I give PT a try before that?
3. Should I give another epidural a shot if this first one does nothing?
4. I know that once a disc ruptures it will never be the same, but can't you return to a mostly normal life just being careful not to over do it?
5. Are all sports out, wife and I wanted to take up tennis?

I'm sure there will be others but this is all I can think of at the moment sitting here. I'm truly sorry that any of us have to go through this, it seems cruel and unfair every time I try to do something simple and have a hard time because of the pain, and I know a lot of you all struggle with the same thing. thanks for any help.

Since i have the same history as you (see my initial post mine is 8mm protrusion)
1. For me is last thing i will consider my friend.
2. That's what i am doing right now, with laser and electrotherapy
3. ?
4.That is what i hope in my case also and the odds are in favor us (that's what the statistics are saying)
5.I do not have an answer.
adopastos, thanks for your replies, just curious how old are you, how did you hurt yourself? Are you feeling any relief with the PT?