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Back problems anyone? Painful, burning back aches?

Had an MRI and they say I have degenerative disc disease and disc protrusion, stage 3-4. I see a neurosurgeon on Dec 8th.
Honestly I'm a bit scared. What might they do? Any clues or experience with this?
I am in almost constant pain, sometimes it's bad, sometimes bearable. Surgery would be the last thing I want.


Asked by Orionsgirl at 4:48 PM on Nov. 29, 2010 in Health

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  • Well the good thing is the doctor that read you your mRI has referred you to a nero, tthe nero may suggest you do pT. I just had a complete knee replacement but not before 3 surgies and tons of PT. I call pt my torture chamber but it helps. Good Luck...let me know. Michelle

    Answer by rosetoes at 7:13 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • My sister just found out she has that. She is always hurting. Hope things get better!!!

    Answer by arenad at 4:51 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • Yikes. My trapezius muscle is always acting up. Hope you feel better.


    Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 9:48 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

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