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Herniated

Yes, that's me. Mr. Herniated. Herniated disk at c7, bulging on right side, pinching the nerve which is causing the numbness and tingling in my right arm, shoulder, elbow and hand. Mostly, the numb forefinger that I've had for weeks.

Oh boy. Next stop - Neurosurgeon. My guess is the answer will be "Surgery Now" or "Surgery Later" - disks don't repair themselves, even with drugs and therapy.

So, I'm a little depressed about this.

Getting old sucks.

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mbumby
Apr. 9th, 2009 09:04 pm (UTC)
Ouch. It does beat some of the alternatives, though. I know several people who've gotten epidurals, and overall are happy with them. I know at least one person who's gotten surgery (although I don't know what her diagnosis was) -- and my back (nothing herniated afaik) has been treated with chiropractic, after 2 or 3 years of which, the semi-numbness in my right hip was mostly gone.

Best wishes.

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