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MRI result!
#1
Finally got the result of my MRI today....luckily saw a brilliant registrar, who was more than happy to explain every thing in lots of detail!
I have a low grade spondiolysethesis (slipped vertebrae L5/S1) which i knew any way!  The issue is with the facet joints in the same area, which are atrophying / degenerating  :o, its also bi-lateral - so affecting both sides! :o  There is treatment & it involves injections into the spine & the facet joints  :X :X :X but this could mean no pain for up to 8 months!  Smile
Unfortunately sitting, standing & lying down can all aggravate this condition!  Sad
apparently the worse thing i can do is to be still, as this will make things worse....but......

cycling, running & swimming will all help!  ;D

so.......triathalon, anyone???  Wink Wink Wink
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#2
So back on the bike then ? Thats great news your back on it !

EDIT : Not so good about the problems though Sad Think someone at work has the same problem ... She has an injection in her back every 6-12 months and says it helps alot !
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#3
That doesn't sound good. So is it something that is going to get progressively worse? Can it be cured with surgery? I know a couple of people that have had vertebra's fused and the stuff in-between replaced... as you can tell i don't know much about it. Are you back on the bike now, or have you got to wait till your first injection?
Glad you finally know what it is anyway. I think the most frustrating thing is the not knowing.
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#4
Its good that you know what the problem is. Not so good that you have the problem but you can now do things that will improve the pain etc. Its much better to know in my experience.
I have advanced degeneration in 3 discs so PM me if you want to know what i do to manage/reduce pain.
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#5
"cupcake" Wrote:Finally got the result of my MRI today....luckily saw a brilliant registrar, who was more than happy to explain every thing in lots of detail!
I have a low grade spondiolysethesis (slipped vertebrae L5/S1) which i knew any way!  The issue is with the facet joints in the same area, which are atrophying / degenerating  :o, its also bi-lateral - so affecting both sides! :o  There is treatment & it involves injections into the spine & the facet joints  :X :X :X but this could mean no pain for up to 8 months!  Smile
Unfortunately sitting, standing & lying down can all aggravate this condition!  Sad
apparently the worse thing i can do is to be still, as this will make things worse....but......

cycling, running & swimming will all help!  ;D

so.......triathalon, anyone???  Wink Wink Wink

Race ya....    Tongue
Mei securis turpe meus vox<br />            
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#6
I take it being still didn't cause it - or you'd wouldn't be suffering Wink

Anyhow sounds like the perfect excuse to ride/run/walk Robs.
What you need is a friendly bunch of local riders to talk to who go out on regular organised rides..... Where on earth could you look for that? Undecided
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#7
&quot;Tinc&quot; Wrote:I take it being still didn't cause it - or you'd wouldn't be suffering Wink

Anyhow sounds like the perfect excuse to ride/run/walk Robs.
What you need is a friendly bunch of local riders to talk to who go out on regular organised rides..... Where on earth could you look for that? Undecided


Good luck on the recovery Suzz.  I have my MRI soon - not really looking forward to it but hoping it will mean i can exercise a bit harder!!
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#8
&quot;Mbnut&quot; Wrote:Race ya....    Tongue

You're on!!!  Wink
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#9
&quot;Blackers&quot; Wrote:e if you want to know what i do to manage/reduce pain.

Does it involve vast amounts of medication???
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#10
&quot;cupcake&quot; Wrote:Does it involve vast amounts of medication???

Nope. dont touch the stuff for my back (yet).
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