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Re: [RC] [RC] and what about back surgery? - Soli Sorokin

My significant other is dealing with this issue right now. His is
putting pressure on the nerve and causing extreme pain - chiro an
physical therapy does not help any more than a momentary pressure in
the area or a change in position does - but he's tried both several
times. He's been told that there is a newer surgery that effectively
"cures" the problem, but that only a few doctors are experienced
enough in it, and that it carries big risks if the doctor makes an
error.  He's not been willing to deal with it yet....but surgery
appears to be the only realistic option (for him) as it's not going
away and not resolving on its own.

Although, average riding doesn't bother him any more than normal
driving or sitting does. We have Tennessee Walkers ;)


On Dec 31, 2007 6:30 PM, sherman <sherman@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

A riding partner has a bulging disc putting pressure on the nerve and
causing a great deal of pain. Can chiropractic treatments help if the bulge
is pushing on the nerve, or will my riding buddy need surgery? I know he's
been to a chiropractor already, but maybe needs to try a different one. He
was given a shot (MD) and told if that helps at least they'll know exactly
where the pain is coming from and surgery can eliminate it. My husband has a
bulging disc with little or no pain at this time, but sometimes has
flare-ups that physical therapy and chiropractic seem to help. Is surgery
sometimes unavoidable?



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