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How do I start running even though I have disc problems

It's been a few years since I had an MRI but I have two degenerated discs that give me problems now and then. What do I need to do to start running for exercise? [more inside]
posted by Thrillhouse on Aug 25, 2013 - 11 answers

"8: I am experiencing a disturbing amount of pain. I might actually be dying. Please help."

Can you help me cope with my utterly terrible back and leg pain? I'm at my wits end, so I'm looking for any and all suggestions - physical or mental. [more inside]
posted by youngergirl44 on Dec 7, 2011 - 43 answers

Have you had any experience with herniated disc back surgery? What should I expect?

Hey everybody, I asked about my leg pain/sciatica and got a lot of helpful answers last time. This is a followup on the same topic. I recently got an MRI back that says I have "There is a large extradural mass extending posterior to the L4-5 or L5-S1 intervertebral discs most likely L5-S1. This likely reflects an extruded disc fragment from a disc herniation. There is extensive effacement of the right S-1 nerve root. This extends up to the level of the L4-5 disc. Diffuse central disc bulging is present at L3-4. No compression fractures or other bony abnormalities are identified." My chiropractor said that I have the next to worse kind of herniated disc and that it is "leaking" and putting pressure on the nerve. He was anti-surgery last time, but after seeing the MRI said that is pretty much my only treatment option at this point for relief. I am having horrible leg pain and am on pain killers pretty consistently. I am mildly freaked out about surgery, but I need to get back on track with my life. Please help me get a better understanding if you have any experience. Thank you! [more inside]
posted by gibbsjd77 on Jun 8, 2010 - 20 answers

Argh, my nucleus pulposus

How does a ruptured disk benefit from an epidural? [more inside]
posted by boo_radley on Mar 12, 2009 - 12 answers

Are my discs slipping?

Sometimes when I stretch my back, it kind of pops and hurts sharply, what's up with that? [more inside]
posted by T.D. Strange on May 22, 2008 - 3 answers

The Pit of Despair claims to really work on back pain

What are your experiences with non-surgical alternatives to a herniated lower back disc? [more inside]
posted by sociolibrarian on Oct 18, 2007 - 12 answers

Back to the gym with a bad back

Can anyone offer advice for going back to the gym after a back injury and six months of downtime? [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Mar 11, 2007 - 15 answers

Herniated Discs--Lower Back Problems

Wondering if anyone has herniated a disc in the lower lumbar spine. If so, how long did it take to heal? What did you do to alleviate the pain? I have had pain for 2 years now and am wondering if I should have surgery, or what other routes I should take to get rid of the pain. Any suggestions?
posted by Maishe on Apr 20, 2005 - 13 answers

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