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Lumbar Disc Disease


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Comment from: Riasithole , 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 22

I have a severe lumbar spine pain constantly, and I have been having it for the past 6 months. It has affected my hips and right rib cage, and whenever I wake up in the morning it is such horrible pain I can't even describe it. The doctor can't find the source of it. I used to run 17 to 25 km every second day, and I think it could be the cause, and am worried about lumbar disc disease. I'm a 38 years old woman, but with this pain I feel like I'm very old since it has affected my life. I always have to be extra careful in everything I do.

Comment from: Mic, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 20

Pain! I couldn't get into certain positions, then couldn't walk, sit, or lie down. Finally 2 neurosurgeons did a PLIF (posterior lumbar interbody fusion) that put me back as a child having to relearn how to walk, etc. I had years of physical therapy. Now I have failed lumbar disc disease surgery and have been on high doses of fentanyl and morphine, muscle relaxers, etc. It's been more than 20 years. I wish I knew if I could have laser surgery. I refused the wire up my spine to my brain at the cost of losing my pain management doctors who demanded I have it 6 years ago.

Comment from: JAVED I., 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: February 24

I am 38 years old. I am suffering from lumbar disc disease since two years. When I lie down on bed I feel too much strain on the hip and upper side of the hip. I feel tingling in my left thigh. I have taken medicines from orthopedic surgeons for 9 months but got only a little bit relief.

Comment from: Marie, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 26

All I know is lumbar disc disease is miserable and all I do is lie in bed due to constant pains all over. I hope I don't need surgery. I take the pain pills the doctor gave me since November and I think my body is immune to the medicines. But I will stay strong this too shall pass.


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