Recovering From Ruptured Disc

  • Tuesday, January 07, 2014 7:06 PM
    Message # 1470383
    Deleted user
    So I ruptured a disc in my lower back (L5/Sacrum) and will be having surgery sometime in late Jan to cut away bulging material.  The docs have given me some advice/recommendations for recovery (take it slow, no more running, no more squats/deadlifts/kettlebells/etc) and I should  learn to enjoy yoga and swimming.

    Good news is I should be able to climb by April/May.

    Just curious to see if anyone else has had this type of surgery/recovery in the past and has any experiences they would like to share.  

    Thanks for any input!
  • Tuesday, January 07, 2014 9:13 PM
    Reply # 1470446 on 1470383
    More and more people I know are having disk herniations, disk fusion ( and microdisections of the lamella material which use to be experimental). TLIF and the other procedure I fergit the acronym but the are minimaly invasive if there is such a thing in your spine, which are a fantastic way to fuse vertebral bodies like that; if you are a candidate. I have a friend who is having the very condition you have repaired very soon. I would read up on prognosis for microdisection when one has digerative disc disease or arising from other than trauma vs fusion. When they go in and trim away the bulge inpinging on the nerves, you may get away with it if the disc doesn't further degenerate-then you may be back for more surgery/recovery time. Of course your course of treatment depends on your physician's recommendations. I 'm not a real doctor...YMMV
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