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so, totally different medical issue question here.. lol..

1) has anyone here had a disc herniation and how long did it take to heal? i am going insane! it's been 4.5 weeks and totally stagnant with regards to improvement for the last 2.5 weeks.

2) does anyone here have disc degeneration and what do you take for pain since we can't have NSAIDs?? any OTC ANYTHING that provides relief? i can't keep chugging bottles of Tylenol (for the sake of my liver). icyhot and biofreeze help mildly.

I have an appointment with my rheumatologist for issue #2, but he can't see me until December 6th. ;(

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2 minutes ago, Bari_KS said:

This info might be helpful for you:
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324311.php

TY. I've been in physical therapy for 3 weeks (3x a week) or so and it isn't doing anything. I also see an orthopedic massage therapist 2x a week. I am exasperated.

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I had a herniation in my C6, my neck and they wanted to do surgery. I chose to wait and it took a few months or so to get better. Hang in there, I think with time it will get better!💗

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Is it possible to see a pain management dr? They are the best to work with for pain relief.

the best otc pain relief that I have found hands down is turmeric. It needs to have the curcuminoids plus it is necessary to take it with bioperine in order to absorb it.

Hang in there and good luck!

Edited by Losingit2018

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I have degeneration in my neck and just had 4 injections into my facet joints on Tuesday. It's still early, but I'm feeling much better! Maybe your surgeon can do that for you. Good luck! I also have bulging disks at C5-6 and C6-7.

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I've had herniated discs three times. The worst one took about three months to heal. Doctors recommended surgery and injections, but I did not want them. It was torture, particularly in bed, but it did heal eventually. Hang in there!

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I have a terrible back since a fall down a flight of concrete stairs. I have had 3 surgeries on my back. Now my Thoracic spine is having issues. I would recommend the injections and go from there. My thoracic pain does not respond to the injections and now I am on a buprenorphine pain patch. Just recently my primary told me she can not dispense this as it is equivalent to 90 morphine. Now I am waiting for my pain management appointment in early November. Good luck with this, it is awful to be in pain!

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