Disc problems

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May 2013
11:10pm, 10 May 2013
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Suzi Q
That sounds like great advice Stumpy, thanks for that :D

It does seem to be about core strength and posture for me too. Since I've been doing pilates, I've realised how badly I used to run!

Thanks for the advice about stepping back too, now to follow it ;)
Sep 2016
11:09am, 28 Sep 2016
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Not run for six weeks due to periodic sharp pain in right glute and constant numb sensation to right big toe. Just had MRI results which show disc prolapse L4-L5 with a seperate fragment which is likely to be sequested causing compression of right L5 nerve root. Referred to specialist and continuing with stretching & none impact PT. Experience anyone?
Sep 2016
7:14pm, 28 Sep 2016
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I'm recovering from an extruded disc at c7/c6, so neck rather than lumber. It mashed the radial nerve in my right arm and, 2 months post initial injury, I still have a tiny bit of numbness in my fingers and a bit of odd neuropathic pain/sensation across my shoulder when I'm tired or having been watching my posture. I'm seeing a physiology and can't get on my bike for at least another month. He says it takes around 3 months to be symptom free
Sep 2016
7:15pm, 28 Sep 2016
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...and 6 months to be totally fixed.

Good luck with your recovery.
Sep 2016
7:52am, 29 Sep 2016
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Thanks Wobbling. All the best with your recovery too. It sounds like you are well on the way now.

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