Prolapes-Hernated Disc recovery

Discussion in 'General Fitness' started by [email protected], Dec 11, 2005.

  1. Hi All,

    I'm looking for some net.wisdom here.

    Not too long ago I had a herniated and sequented disc S5/L1.
    Basically the disc prolapsed and then broke-off/fell-down, and killed
    the nerve.

    As well as the normal levels of intense pain etc. What also happened
    was that the right leg went numb and my right foot was numb, along
    with a loss of strength in the right calf. (I am not able to push off
    and raise my body weight with right calf).

    After MRI's etc. the surgeon decided not to operate, given that the
    pain had reduced and that he said I had effectively "already done the
    operation to myself". He said that over 3-14 weeks power should
    eventually return to my calf and over 3-14 months, sensation should
    return to the leg.

    Here's my question... does this mean marathons are out for me
    permanently now? Has anyone else had any experience in this area?
    Running is what keeps me sane, and after having knee surgery last
    year, I was *finally* able to run without pain.

    Any thoughts?

    Gavin
     
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  2. David.

    David. Guest

    On Sun, 11 Dec 2005 18:56:57 +0000,
    [email protected] wrote:

    >
    >Hi All,
    >
    >I'm looking for some net.wisdom here.
    >
    >Not too long ago I had a herniated and sequented disc S5/L1.
    >Basically the disc prolapsed and then broke-off/fell-down, and killed
    >the nerve.
    >
    >As well as the normal levels of intense pain etc. What also happened
    >was that the right leg went numb and my right foot was numb, along
    >with a loss of strength in the right calf. (I am not able to push off
    >and raise my body weight with right calf).
    >
    >After MRI's etc. the surgeon decided not to operate, given that the
    >pain had reduced and that he said I had effectively "already done the
    >operation to myself". He said that over 3-14 weeks power should
    >eventually return to my calf and over 3-14 months, sensation should
    >return to the leg.
    >
    >Here's my question... does this mean marathons are out for me
    >permanently now? Has anyone else had any experience in this area?
    >Running is what keeps me sane, and after having knee surgery last
    >year, I was *finally* able to run without pain.
    >
    >Any thoughts?
    >
    >Gavin


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  3. Tim Downie

    Tim Downie Guest

    [email protected] wrote:
    > Hi All,
    >
    > I'm looking for some net.wisdom here.


    Hmm. I think that's an oxymoron.

    >
    > Not too long ago I had a herniated and sequented disc S5/L1.
    > Basically the disc prolapsed and then broke-off/fell-down, and killed
    > the nerve.


    Fell off?? What kind of witch doctor are you seeing. Bits of disc do not
    "fall off".
    >
    > As well as the normal levels of intense pain etc. What also happened
    > was that the right leg went numb and my right foot was numb, along
    > with a loss of strength in the right calf. (I am not able to push off
    > and raise my body weight with right calf).
    >
    > After MRI's etc. the surgeon decided not to operate, given that the
    > pain had reduced and that he said I had effectively "already done the
    > operation to myself". He said that over 3-14 weeks power should
    > eventually return to my calf and over 3-14 months, sensation should
    > return to the leg.
    >
    > Here's my question... does this mean marathons are out for me
    > permanently now? Has anyone else had any experience in this area?
    > Running is what keeps me sane, and after having knee surgery last
    > year, I was *finally* able to run without pain.
    >
    > Any thoughts?


    He may be a witch doctor but at least he has the sense to see that surgery
    doesn't hold the answers when it comes to back pain. I think YOU are the
    only person who can determine the limits of what you can and can't do
    following this episode. You'll find many examples of folk who were told that
    they would never run again (but subsequently went on to run just fine) on
    the net.

    Try it and see. Find your own road. No one can find it for you. Good luck.

    Tim
     
  4. David.

    David. Guest

    On Sun, 11 Dec 2005 22:54:53 -0000, "Tim Downie"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >ou'll find many examples of folk who were told that
    >they would never run again (but subsequently went on to run just fine) on
    >the net.
    >
    >Try it and see. Find your own road. No one can find it for you. Good luck.


    Aye laddie, Timothy be right on that. I had a fragmented disc several
    years ago in "97", and there was a free floating fragment. However
    subsequent MRI's showed the piece has disintegrated or worn away since
    then. I attribute it to running, the very thing the Dr's said was the
    VERY WORSE THING YOU CAN DO WITH A BAD BACK LIKE MINE. It eventually
    wore the piece away.

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