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Old 04-10-09, 06:11 PM
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Slipped disk recovery time

I'm told i slipped a disk in my back.

How long does this crap take to fix itself? I don't think it's too bad.

Am i going to be off the bike for a month? What the hell?
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Old 04-10-09, 06:36 PM
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Old 04-10-09, 07:36 PM
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surgery

i had it

good as new
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Old 04-10-09, 07:50 PM
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I don't think this is bad enough to need surgery.
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Originally Posted by timmyquest View Post
I'm told i slipped a disk in my back.
who told you?

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Am i going to be off the bike for a month?
if its bad enough, try 6 months, or more.
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Old 04-10-09, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by free_pizza View Post
who told you?
A chiropractor
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Old 04-10-09, 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by timmyquest View Post
A chiropractor
Get advice from a real doctor.
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Old 04-10-09, 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by free_pizza View Post
Get advice from a real doctor.
oh snap, but so true.

the disc dont "slip" anyway. they rupture or herniate.

feel better. later.
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Originally Posted by free_pizza View Post
Get advice from a real doctor.
Yeah, i'm pondering that idea...

Just out of curiosity, what type of Doctor would you go see? Your general practitioner?

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Old 04-10-09, 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by timmyquest View Post
Yeah, i'm pondering that idea...

Just out of curiosity, what type of Doctor would you go see? Your general practitioner?
I would see your GP, your GP will then send you to a specialist. Im lucky in that my pops is my doctor (where most of my anti-chiropractor agenda comes from, ive heard some bad stories about them!), so he knew for a while what was wrong, and when it got bad enough, he got me in to see a neurologist real quick, had a CT scan done that day, and had surgery within a month.
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Old 04-10-09, 09:44 PM
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I'm worried something is messed up with my sciatic nerve, my left leg is often very numb and I have tons of pain. The GP told me to go to a neurologist. I wonder if I have anything like what you have.
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Originally Posted by free_pizza View Post
I would see your GP, your GP will then send you to a specialist. Im lucky in that my pops is my doctor (where most of my anti-chiropractor agenda comes from, ive heard some bad stories about them!), so he knew for a while what was wrong, and when it got bad enough, he got me in to see a neurologist real quick, had a CT scan done that day, and had surgery within a month.
I don't like the chiropractor is because they are all skeez balls. The thing that made me call them today was when i looked in the mirror and my left hip is sticking out. I look like a cripple. Something is wrong.

I'm on the verge of a bit of depression. I'm in the best shape i've ever been on a bike. I've been waiting 9 months for the weather to break and the races to start and i get F'ed because i was playing some 21 with some middle school kids for work.
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Originally Posted by huhenio View Post
surgery

i had it

good as new
My brother-in-law said he felt better the moment he woke up from his.
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depends on where it is. I had one in the fall - it was pretty high up, went away in about 4-6 weeks. wasn't very bad to begin with though.
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Old 04-10-09, 11:39 PM
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I'm really upset about this. I'm gonna start out-emo'ing UA again.
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Originally Posted by free_pizza View Post
I would see your GP, your GP will then send you to a specialist. Im lucky in that my pops is my doctor (where most of my anti-chiropractor agenda comes from, ive heard some bad stories about them!), so he knew for a while what was wrong, and when it got bad enough, he got me in to see a neurologist real quick, had a CT scan done that day, and had surgery within a month.
A good chiropractor is a good chiropractor. They're the ones that will give you stretches and exercises to keep you healthy inbetween sessions and give you a good post-treatment routine. Interview lots of them.

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I'm worried something is messed up with my sciatic nerve, my left leg is often very numb and I have tons of pain. The GP told me to go to a neurologist. I wonder if I have anything like what you have.
Any low back or glute pain on the side of the messed up leg?
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so let's play doctor, I've had recent back surgery, too, in fact there's plenty of us here. We'll all help diagnose you. I've got lots of experience, everyone I told I was having back problems had their own story. which part of your back is it? where does it hurt? how did you injure it?

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I was hunched over dribbling a basketball, crossed from left to right and up at the same time. This up and twisting motion is was caused the pain.

Initially it just felt like soreness, which i've gotten before (think when hunched over for an extended time). I went for a 45 min drive to go for a group ride. By the time i got there it kinda hurt to stand up straight.

Went for the ride and in the riding position it actually doesn't hurt. So i get off the bike 2 hours later and it hurt like an SOB. Just typical back pain, but severe.

Couldn't walk right, couldn't stand up.

The thing that freaked me out is when i looked in the mirror today with no shirt on. My right hip is sticking up and out, my left hip is hiding.

Arching movement from right to left is fine, arching to the right hurts. Laying on my back lifting my left leg up is fine, lifting both or my right leg hurts like hell.

No numbness or pain into my legs.

That's about all i've got. I showed my (step) grandma my hips and she goes "That looks like a herniated disk". I made an appointment with a chiropractor that my dad has used in the past.

I went there, he asked me some questions and was already telling me where it would hurt before it did (such as lifting the right leg, arching to the right). He rubbed the area a bit, then tried some adjustments. I don't think he got what he wanted out of that. Took some x-rays and hooked me up to the elctro-dealy (my dad has one of these at home..perhaps i should do it on my own as well...).

He wants me to come in Monday for more x-rays to compare (CHA CHING!).

My hips are still fubar, he gave me an insert for my left foot and a back brace.

That's where i'm at.

BTW, the pain is all in my lower back, at the top of my pelvis and almost to the mid-back.
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xrays aren't going to show much as far as soft tissue damage, but it's where they usually start. an MRI would be better. it does sound sort of like a pinched nerve from a herniated disc. an inversion table might help, I've got several coworkers with disc problems who swear by their inversion tables. If you do need surgery, discectomies are pretty routine and minimally invasive these days, a bit similar to arthroscopic knee surgery. If you get a definitive diagnosis there are plenty of resources on the web. typically, you're going to receive 'conservative' treatment like physical therapy for at least a few months before surgery is recommended, unless your condition is really acute.
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Originally Posted by timmyquest View Post
I'm told i slipped a disk in my back.

How long does this crap take to fix itself? I don't think it's too bad.

Am i going to be off the bike for a month? What the hell?
uh, that's a pretty painful thing when it strikes. my brother-in-law had it and when it strikes he'd swear he'd have an operation. just be careful it won't be triggered.
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I'm going to go get fat again.
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go to your GP so he can refer you to a specialist(most insurance companies require it),and get some real painkillers. try to get anMRI as soon as you can, it'll show what's going on with the soft tissue.


I herniated a few disca in 2003 and had to be off the bike for 2 years before it felt better, but last October I had another one bulge(AKA slipped disc) and was riding again after just a month.

Do you have any numbness or pain in your legs? this link explains a little about what might be causing that pain.

https://www.backpain-guide.com/Chapte.../Sciatica.html
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Don't screw around with your back. Go see a doctor. You're too young to risk permanent, long term issues with your back.
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Originally Posted by SingingSabre View Post

Any low back or glute pain on the side of the messed up leg?
Yes. Pain goes into the leg and in my butt/back on the left side. It first came in strong after a really hard game of basketball.
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