OrthoDoc Update

BH there is no herniation, no surgery necessary, no abnormality in my spine. However there is still pain. Which leads the OrthoDoc to suggest that the pain is in fact muscular, and must be treated with a regimen of physical therapy (as you Americans call it) and exercise.

I shall call tomorrow and set up my first appointment at the torture chamber….

Just very grateful that I don’t need surgery. That was a huge fear of mine and google became my enemy. Not good to be a cyberchondriac!!

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  1. Nora says:

    Fantastic news! PT really isn’t that bad. I had what felt like years of it after a major (if slightly hilarious) knee injury and surgery – if you want the whole stupid story feel free to e-mail me @ fncmullin at gmail dot com. BH you get an awesome therapist who will push you like crazy AND know when encouragement is needed. I can still remember how amazing some of mine were 10 years on.

  2. pam siegel zarte says:

    I’m so glad that there is no herniation.I will just tell you that I have been through what sounds like a very similar situation. I bent over to unplug my vacuum cleaner and then could not stand up again!I could not stand up straight for what seemed like many weeks(maybe it was only 1 week!) I too was sent to Physical Therapy. (PT=Physical Torture). Actually the therapy was not all that bad. They were patient and gentle with me. After I began to feel better, they got me on a core strengthening program(abdominal muscles). The only thing I did wrong was when they told me to start walking, I went on a 7 mile hike and got so exhausted I didn’t keep up with that very well! Hope your treatment is not unpleasant and that you feel better soon. Pam

  3. batya from NJ says:

    Physical therapists rock & that’s why I married one myself ;)!
    Glad to hear that don’t need surgery BH & hopefully you will start feeling better after you get started with the PT!

  4. batya from NJ says:

    Actually my husband likes to joke that PT stands for Physical Terrorist but have no fear ;)!!!

  5. mokumalef says:

    Hadassah, that’s great news (but I knew that already – as you know …) As to phys.ther – have always had great benefit from it. In my accident prone life, ranging in reactivation of fractured elbow, to dislocated shoulder, to now a slipped disc in the back (I don’t know what I’m doing wrong …), it was always (and I hope it is now) pt to the rescue. Keep up with the exercise regime and you will start feeling much better sooner than you think. Try to involve KoD – partner support is ever so important!

  6. That’s great that you don’t have any herniations! I personally have three (yes, three) herniated disks in my lower back and when they go out, movement is just about impossible. It was so bad once that I went to an urgent care center for pain relief. They gave me a muscle relaxant, an anti-inflammatory and a Vicodin..did NOTHING, that’s how bad the pain was. I wish this was something that could be fixed with physical therapy…sadly the only way to fix my disks would be surgery. Good luck with PT and I hope you feel better soon!

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