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  1. So-o-o-o-o-o, if your problem is vertebral...

    So-o-o-o-o-o, if your problem is vertebral stenosis you might consider a sterid inj. It is a bandaid therapy. I am leaving shortly to go to the DMV to re-register my car. I wouldn't have even...
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    Dear Spyros. You don't say why are you...

    Dear Spyros. You don't say why are you investigating options just now. Are you in pain? Feeling short? (OH PLEASE LAUGH with me -- only one scoli kid to another would know what I am talking...
  3. Think I will start a new thread about Physical...

    Think I will start a new thread about Physical Therapy. Thanks ALL.
  4. Well gosh bless all of you. Yes PT works...

    Well gosh bless all of you.

    Yes PT works wonders I think and I wanted to share that as an alternative. Honest I had no hope.

    My neck was one thing but my torso? That's huge. That's...
  5. Talk to me, please? And cheers for physical therapy

    Maybe my last post was vague. 2,000 views and not one of you talked to me?

    I have two bulging discs. Above and below the Harrington Rod. Equals two. One above. One below.

    It is the way of...
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    disintegration below and above Harrington Rod

    Okay. First off don't anyone scare me. Can you explain what some of you call standing forward?

    I am 49 now. Call it whatever you want. Bulging discs. Whatever. The cartilage is gone and there...
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    Celebrex - anybody tried?

    Congratulations baby girl. It's another degenerative disc!

    Anyone tried Celebrex please? I guess it's a one day and strong form of Advil, Motrin and the like -- an anti-inflamatory.

    Sorry if I...
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    MaryHou where are you?

    MaryHou it's me, Carmela. I changed computers and have long lost your address.

    When last we talked you had invested in a tape recorder from Radio Shack, to get every-single-word your doctor said,...
  9. Thread: Degenerated discs

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    Thanks SIs. Your information is helpful. Down...

    Thanks SIs. Your information is helpful. Down here there is little wait time if you have insurance. What I mean is, a friend of mine needs an MRI but her insurance is so lousy that she hasn't gone...
  10. Thread: Good news

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    Brad, why worry about it? Call the MRI guys and...

    Brad, why worry about it? Call the MRI guys and ask, or do as I did, and ask.

    I stopped by. They could see I was nervous (tremors dude in my hands and I probably seemed like a crazy person which...
  11. Thread: Degenerated discs

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    Thanks for your reply. I can't remember where I...

    Thanks for your reply. I can't remember where I was fused just it is a long fusion?

    How do you compare long to long? Shoulder blades to hips.

    Thanks for telling me of your experience.

    So...
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    Hey Brad? I think you may remember me. I...

    Hey Brad? I think you may remember me.

    I opened up a conversation about embarrassing (stupid!) things done to us in our youth involving the medical community, e.g. not needing underwear for...
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    Thanks Brad and Susie. Sorry I was a pill (I...

    Thanks Brad and Susie. Sorry I was a pill (I really wasn't) two years ago.

    I really was not a pill but was too serious. I mention degenerated discs and it was like everyone was in a panic (they...
  14. Thread: Good news

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    Brad I am thrilled for you!!!! I've thought so...

    Brad I am thrilled for you!!!! I've thought so often to write my own doc and say, THANKS -- I was in Playboy magazine in a bend over to the sink position. Did you see me? Thanks again for your...
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    Very nice people us scoli kids

    Just wanted to say .. as a group we very nice people.

    I haven't been here in two years but my, everyone is so nice and compassionate to each other.

    None of us doubt each other's pain, fears,...
  16. Thread: Degenerated discs

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    Degenerated discs

    Hi, all.

    I think there should be a new TOPIC area for this topic.

    I haven't been here in two years but if memory serves our degenerated discs are above and below our rods?

    When I came here...
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    Macky, I guess so far I've been lucky then.

    Macky, I guess so far I've been lucky then.
  18. We could be so creative together! I love our...

    We could be so creative together! I love our idea of a t-shirt and the slogan.

    In Canada, or the area in which you live do they have mandatory school screenings?

    I grew up in Washington...
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    Andrew! er Lefty, :) I am a fitness...

    Andrew! er Lefty, :)

    I am a fitness instructor. I had a recent scare so came right back over here, to my scoli pals. It seems I am one of the "lucky" ones and my disc degeneration is far above my...
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    Hey, Wheels. Visit us also at Adult Scoliosis...

    Hey, Wheels. Visit us also at Adult Scoliosis Surgical Revision. You will find many a kindred spirit in addition to those you have found here. You will also find some folk who got the initial run...
  21. Jeannette Lee has Scoli AND she had revision surgery?

    Named one of the Sexiest Female Athletes in the World by ESPN
    Ten Women We Love by Esquire
    Dozen Most Attractive Women Athletes by Aloette Cosmetics

    I didn't know who she was until I saw her...
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    Hi, Mandy! Girl if you are in pain.... 15th...

    Hi, Mandy! Girl if you are in pain.... 15th sounds great!

    As for "so many friends" etc. telling you the 26th? I am sure they are well meaning but please.

    It might be about their own...
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    Sweetie, you don't have to put it at hardest...

    Sweetie, you don't have to put it at hardest level. Create an adventure for yourself.

    Pretend you are an instructor or have invited others for a real bike ride.

    Mine begins on fir needles and...
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    So what we really have here are answers not to be...

    So what we really have here are answers not to be believed in, just guesses, theories, right? To believe in? Linda, I am not detracting from what you "know" I am just saying, ....

    Linda, that is...
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    Linda. so is your thinking that the surgeons just...

    Linda. so is your thinking that the surgeons just "missed it" on the x-ray, with some people and what it might mean in the future? Have you challenged the doctors you've talked to?

    I know I...
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