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    Hi Chris, I have no children yet, so I won't...

    Hi Chris,

    I have no children yet, so I won't pretend to offer advice as another mom, but I sincerely sympathize with this as it's something I sometimes get worried about with regard to leaving...
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    Pain in Car - any forms of relief?

    Hi there -

    Has anybody successfully modified their car seats or sitting positions to avoid being uncomfortable in the car? When my low back is grumbling (from disk and sacro-illiac trouble), I...
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    training

    Hi Andrew -

    I'm younger than you, but will need to have this surgery at some point, and share many of your trepidations about it.

    I'm posting though because you reminded me of somebody my...
  4. Thread: Heels

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    heels

    Hi! I haven't had the surgery yet, but I have pain from a degenerated disk in my low back and even when I am pain-free, wearing heels (even an inch!) is a recipe for disaster. Last week I attempted...
  5. Thread: Herniated Disc

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    Hi! I would like to follow your experience on...

    Hi! I would like to follow your experience on this, as I have a bad low disk and scoliosis. Most of the scoli doctors I've seen say that the disk is nothing to do with the scoliosis, and some docs...
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    Dear Briarrose, I was so sorry to read you...

    Dear Briarrose,

    I was so sorry to read you post when I got back on the site after a while. It is SO difficult to deal with these people - so often they are wrapped up in their own little worlds...
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    Muscle Pain? TENS?

    Hi everyone!

    Call me stupid, but I recently realised that some of my low back pain may be coming from strained muscles on the opposite side to the low curve in my back. Since the disk at L5-S1 is...
  8. Thread: Failure of fusion

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    Sorry for the second post... thanks also Linda...

    Sorry for the second post... thanks also Linda for putting up the statistic about 75% chance of a reasonable outcome. I must admit that I was also pretty depressed after reading the abstracts in the...
  9. Thread: Failure of fusion

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    It is hard; hopefully having this forum and...

    It is hard; hopefully having this forum and community makes life a little bit easier. For me it's a great help having all you guys to "talk" to!

    Laura

    p.s.Thanks again for the further info...
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    Just wondering about this... I thought that...

    Just wondering about this... I thought that finishing a fusion at L5 was supposed to be a bad idea, and that it was usually recommended to go down to S1 if the fusion was going to be that long. Does...
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    Hi everyone :) I was sorry to read about a lot of...

    Hi everyone :) I was sorry to read about a lot of pain in this thread and I'll be keeping everyone in my thoughts for some relief.

    Does anybody know what does arthrodesis to S-1 mean, in this...
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    on the subject of relaxing... :)

    Hi everyone,

    This thread really rang a lot of bells for me! Once again it was great not to feel alone with dilemmas about pain, surgery, etc.

    One revelation I had with my MD was her change in...
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    p.s. By the way, the Rolfer I knew is a musician...

    p.s. By the way, the Rolfer I knew is a musician who deals a lot with people in that business. I have noticed that since I left the area, and stopped having sessions, that my curves seem much less...
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    Hi there Singer! When I lived in Philly I...

    Hi there Singer! When I lived in Philly I consulted with Dr. Balderston of Booth, Balderston, and Bartolozzi - they are based at the Pennsylvania Hospital. He was very personable, spent time...
  15. Thread: Recommended bed

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    Hi! I think if you search "bed" in the search...

    Hi! I think if you search "bed" in the search function (at the top right hand of the screen) you may find a bunch of posts from a while ago... they were talking about mattress topper types and...
  16. Hi Ken, I haven't had surgery but I have a very...

    Hi Ken, I haven't had surgery but I have a very bad disk in my low back which I made worse with an injury, and I was in intense pain until I got significant relief from Amitryptilene (sp?). I think...
  17. Hi Paul... interesting about the X-rays. Do...

    Hi Paul... interesting about the X-rays.

    Do you have a lot of pain from the L5-S1 disk? If so, how to you manage it?

    Thanks!
    Laura
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    Hi there.... I feel for you... I'm about your...

    Hi there....

    I feel for you... I'm about your age and just got my first job as a university professor, and spent many months while I was on "temporary" university jobs worrying about timing a...
  19. Hi, I have not tried Feldenkrais, but I have...

    Hi, I have not tried Feldenkrais, but I have tried Rolfing. A Rolfer in Philadelphia helped me greatly with chronic pain I have in my low back. However, a practitioner I saw on the West Coast was...
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    Hi Karen! I followed Pneumex up for myself less...

    Hi Karen! I followed Pneumex up for myself less on the basis of the publicity and more because I spoke to three separate practitioners who claimed separately to have the same (good) results - one was...
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    Dear Linda, Thanks for posting the details of...

    Dear Linda,

    Thanks for posting the details of your appointment. It's good to know the UCSF people are starting to do artificial disk trials with scoli people... or have they been doing it a while?...
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    Hi Bob, I just saw your post. There is a...

    Hi Bob, I just saw your post. There is a practitioner of Pneumex outside New York in New Jersey. Pneumex is something like physical therapy and traction put together; I consulted the New Jersey guy...
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    Thanks a million everyone for the replies! ...

    Thanks a million everyone for the replies!

    About the wait-time: yep, I was trying to be well-organized and make an appointment now knowing that I wouldn't get one until at least the fall (which...
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    Hi Kristina, Welcome to the forum! I'm not sure...

    Hi Kristina, Welcome to the forum! I'm not sure how old you are, but a while ago there was a group of young women going through surgery about the same time, and there were a lot of posts regarding...
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    restrictions on seeing a surgeon??

    Hi! Just called to make an appointment with a surgeon at UCSF, and wondered if anybody else in other parts of the country have experienced the same making-an-appointment procedure. Before the clinic...
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