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Re: Degenerative Disc Disease

Re: Degenerative Disc Disease

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Posted by kathy on December 26, 1999 at 16:50:51:

In Reply to: Re: Degenerative Disc Disease posted by kathryn on December 23, 1999 at 15:56:21:

: : : I am facing my second back surgery at the end of this month. I will be having 2 fusions for herniated discs, this surgery will be done through the stomach. My last surgery was through the back. Anyone having multiple surgeries, I would love to hear from you to share stories, I have been in horrid pain for 3 years now. Surgery is my my only hope to become painfree. Please share your experiences with me, I am looking for any and all information to be

: jerry my name is kathryn im 27 and was just told i have degenerative bone diease in my spine how old were you when you found out ? what can i look forward to i have a good degree of bone loss in my upper spine . i dont have all the medical term down yet just got word on this yesterday
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: : Hi,
: : My name is Jerry. I am also facing lower back surgery (three level) for degeneration. I have been thoroughly interviewing nuero, and ortho surgeons. Everyone says the anterior approach is best ,but I cannot accept the fact the my abdominal muscles will be pretty much destroyed. I am very active and hoping to return to being active, but the jury is going to be out for awhile on that one.If you need help with anything specific let me know I will try to help with what I have learned. Good Luck, Jerry

jerry and kathryn:
I have degenerative disk disease of the cervical spine and the rest is following.. I have had it for many years and have been in a lot of pain however my first 3-4 vertabrae have fussed on there own now and a lot of pain is gone so if you can try not to have the surgery.. My problem now is dizzy spells when I put my head back the blood supply to my brain is being restricted . I am alergoic top all nasids at at my age steroids are out I have battled inflammatory arthritis for years. Try vitamin b zinc managnese and moderate excercise wish you all luck any comments for me would be appreaciated

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