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Dynamic Spinal Stabilization? 957

Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Dynamic Spinal Stabilization?
« on: April 04, 2015, 01:28:36 PM »
Has anyone had or know anyone who's had Dynamic Spinal Stabilization???

Most of the stuff I've read is pretty positive, and now the pain killing tablets aren't really working I think I'm gonna have to go down the surgical route as its really affecting my quality of life now :(

Thanks in advance guys :)

PS its for a badly prolapsed disc.

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Re: Dynamic Spinal Stabilization?
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2015, 04:17:11 PM »
WHOA! :o Not knowing anything about it whatsoever, I just googled Dynamic Spinal Stabilization and looked at the pictures. My but that is some fancy looking hardware Mike! In all seriousness though, I'm sorry to hear that your back problems aren't getting any better. Surely this procedure will help. You are far too young to spend the rest of your life in pain mate. :salute:

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Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Dynamic Spinal Stabilization?
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2015, 04:21:00 PM »
It does look very cool and maybe there's a market for spinal jewelry :D

Joking aside I've had this for four years now, and its getting worse, not better ::)

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,104
Re: Dynamic Spinal Stabilization?
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2015, 01:07:18 AM »
Have you tried chiropractic at all? They can be a mixed bag, but a good chiropractor can work wonders, as they have for the disc bulges I had a few years ago.

Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Dynamic Spinal Stabilization?
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2015, 01:11:55 AM »
Yes I've seen them, osteopaths and physiotherapists but apart from freeing me up a bit they've not been able to help with sciatic pain ect :(

My dads got arthritis in his spine and his osteopath works wonders for that :)

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Re: Dynamic Spinal Stabilization?
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2015, 03:57:18 AM »
I have the worst case of degenerative disk disease. Probably started when I was 11, hit by a motorbike and tweaked everything badly. Was reasonably ok till 3+years ago when TSHTF. My chiropractor uses Cox Flexion Distraction, and I am a real skeptic about it, but I must say that at its worst even Hydromorphone wouldn't take the pain away, but 12 sessions did. Google it, it might work for you.

Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Dynamic Spinal Stabilization?
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2015, 01:08:25 PM »
Thanks mate I'll have a look into that and bring it to my doctors attention too :tu:

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,104
Re: Dynamic Spinal Stabilization?
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2015, 01:20:22 PM »
Do doctors 'believe' in chiropractic though?  :think:

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Re: Dynamic Spinal Stabilization?
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2015, 01:34:33 PM »
Do doctors 'believe' in chiropractic though?  :think:

Chiropractic therapy is fine if the underlying structures are fine, but there's muscular imbalance.  Once there is underlying structural damage, (compression fractures, severely herniated discs, severe osteoporosis, etc) I don't think there are any chiropracters who would think manipulation is a good idea.

To my way of thinking, chiropractic manipulation and physical therapy are closely related modalities.

Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Dynamic Spinal Stabilization?
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2015, 07:27:48 PM »
Thanks again for the comments guys :)

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,827 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Dynamic Spinal Stabilization?
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2015, 08:36:04 PM »
Make sure the screws they drive in are Phillips type so you can do whatever adjustments you think are necessary. 

The screws in my foot are Robertson so I'm only a fee stiff drinks away from pulling the plate out if it's needed!

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Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Dynamic Spinal Stabilization?
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2015, 09:17:19 PM »
Knowing my luck I'd end up with weird Canadian fasteners :D

It would be a good excuse to carry my Spirit though and I'd look forward to arguing my case with a copper :D

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,827 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Dynamic Spinal Stabilization?
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2015, 03:52:27 PM »
Honestly officer, I need that knife for the odd spinal adjustment!

 :angel:

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Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Dynamic Spinal Stabilization?
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2015, 03:59:47 PM »
I reckon that would hold up in court :D

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Re: Dynamic Spinal Stabilization?
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2015, 06:16:15 PM »
After the physio said there was nothing more he could do about my first bulging disk I went to a Chiropractor. After the tenth visit my pain was twice as bad and shooting down my leg.
Funnily enough after nearly falling to my death and crushing my L3 my sciatic pain subsided.
I don't take any pain relief unless I have to go for a long drive or sit in a plane for more than a couple of hours. But I owe a big part of that to a personal trainer who had suffered exactly the same injury and knew what worked.

Eat less.
Drink more water.
Sit less.
Increase core stength.
Get off the opiates.
Loose weight.

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Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Dynamic Spinal Stabilization?
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2015, 06:36:16 PM »
I'm only 10.5 stone if I ate less I'd float away :D

I have tried to develop my core muscles and it does work :tu: I do think I'd be in far more pain if I didn't cycle ect :)

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Re: Dynamic Spinal Stabilization?
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2015, 07:31:54 AM »
Basically everyone in my job for more than 5 years suffers irreparable damage to their back. So I undertand what an impact it can have on you physically, mentally as well as your relationships with those closest to you.
Only you can really decide if you are ready for surgery. It is important to remember it is the last resort (apart from the chiropractor) as you will be in a fair amount of pain post surgery regardless. If your at the stage where you are on SSRI's or CNS depressants I can undertsand why surgery has become a more favorable option for you. Opiates make you constipated which can inflate your bowel a little and press on the disks and nerves. Cortisone injections can be detrimental long term.
Don't try to save money with the surgery. Go to the one of the best surgeons in the country you live in. And the best hospital. Not the best ones you can afford. There is a big difference. You don't want some bunch of hacks giving you a secondary infection in your spine. I never hear these horror stories from people that went to the "top guy" in their field.
« Last Edit: April 07, 2015, 07:36:13 AM by TheDude »

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,104
Re: Dynamic Spinal Stabilization?
« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2015, 09:37:44 AM »
After the physio said there was nothing more he could do about my first bulging disk I went to a Chiropractor. After the tenth visit my pain was twice as bad and shooting down my leg.

You must have struck a bad one or something. I have never experienced pain from a chiropractor, only pain relief.

Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Dynamic Spinal Stabilization?
« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2015, 10:41:41 AM »
Thanks for the advice gentlemen its certainly given me a lot to think about. It does get me down as I'm nowhere near as active as I was, but I'd never take antidepressants for it.

As for the money, well I work as a teaching assistant with special needs kids so the moneys so crap I doubt I could afford to get doctor Nick from the Simpsons to do it privately :D

I can specify what hospital I have it done in though under the NHS so that may be the route I go down.

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Re: Dynamic Spinal Stabilization?
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2015, 02:39:40 PM »
My doctor mentioned surgery but also said that there's one chance, if the opp isn't successful there's nothing else they can do, the margines for error are so small

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Re: Dynamic Spinal Stabilization?
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2015, 02:54:54 PM »
A friend of mine is a personnel trainer and I've asked him for some back specific exercises to do. As like I've said I'm really keen to avoid surgery for as long as possible.

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Re: Dynamic Spinal Stabilization?
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2015, 07:50:21 PM »
My self I'm a mess I worked about 50yrs in 30yrs as  a floor layer I worked a lot nights and weekends I thought  was Superman I would though 300lb rolls linoleum on my shoulder and go with it. Now I am  a mess Knees, back and right shoulder. For the last six years they have kept me going with pain killers. I have four worn out discs two pinched nerves among other things. I lost use of my right leg. The doctor tried a epidural  steroid injection. So far it is working I have use of my leg again and I am down to just two pain pills a day. I have a friend that had radical back surgery 30yrs ago and has been in pain ever sense. A few months ago they started treating his pain with Methadone it has changed his life no pain he does not feel high all the time and takes one pill a week. I would only get back surgery as a last result. If you can try pain management their are lots of pain treatments maybe they will have something that will work for you.

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Mike
Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Dynamic Spinal Stabilization?
« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2015, 07:55:02 PM »
Bloody hell you have got it bad mate! Testosterone is a wonderful recipe for knackering a blokes body it seems! Its sad what our younger selves think we can actually do without consequence ::)

I hope you find a way forward for yourself too :tu:

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