Re: Back Pain
From: Michele (email@example.com)
Fri Jun 11 21:01:35 1999
I had the exact same problem in 1990. I ruptured L4-5 and bulged the
one above. The one above was bulged because there was no support below.
I am an adhesion grower, and contrast dye studies showed NO adhesions on
an MRI done within the last 2 years. The disc can re-heal itself, but I
feel a specialist should read the MRI. They can see pretty clearly if
the fluid is really out there and moving. Usually the photo shows as a
droop in the disc outside the spineand to the left or right or center
herniation. The bulging disc has a very good chance from all I know to
heal on its own. If there is neurological disruption (lack of ability
to lift toes, or feeling in legs or arms, incontinence) then a person
has to weigh out surgery.
I had neurological disruption. I had microsurgery. I was out of the
hospital the next day!! That's good news.
Again, I have not formed adhesions. :-) OUCH though. That hurts. I
have to keep my weight down all my life now and I always will have to
exercise. This is difficult with adhesions.
At Fri, 11 Jun 1999, Richard Hagen wrote:
>The MRI on my wife showed a bulging disc and a ruptured disc.
>What are the chances of it being adhesion related? Can diet improve the natural repair process? Is surgery the solution or PT?
>Dick Hagen WI USA