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Old 03-13-2013, 12:21 PM   #71 (permalink)
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Wow...not a huge one either. Scary to think a "small" jump can go so big wrong.

Tell you what though, there are comments in the thread about "only" a herniated disc. From experience, I would rather have a fractured vertebrae than a herniated disc. I have a herniated L4-L5. No cure, doesn't ever get better. My back hurts every day. Dawn to dawn, including when I sleep. Advil helps, lortab is better, don't let it limit me other than being scared to jump much more than a little.

Friend of mine broke his back, X-ray looks a LOT like yours. He was in a clamshell for 4 months, rehab a couple months after that, and he's all better. 100%.

This may sound odd, but be happy it's a broken bone! The only hard part will be getting strength back in time for next season.

Get well soon!
Don't ever wish for a spinal fracture in place of a herniated disc.

Spinal fractures above the Lumbar carry a huge risk of paralysis. Herniated discs can cause paralysis, but it's rare.

Pain is treatable, paralysis isn't.

I don't want either, but forced to choose between the two, I wouldn't gamble with a fracture (especially Sabatoa's burst type) in the C or T regions. I'll take the lumbar hernia.


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I have a herniated L4-L5. No cure, doesn't ever get better. My back hurts every day. Dawn to dawn, including when I sleep. Advil helps, lortab is better, don't let it limit me other than being scared to jump much more than a little.
How long ago did you herniate these? I herniated the same exact discs several years ago (I want to say it was 6 years) and though I still get pain, I would say they have definitely gotten better over time. For a couple of years I had everyday pain and it eventually started being less persistent to the point that the pain only reoccurs now when I do something to deserve it .
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That sucks .. hope you get better soon. Enjoy the pain meds while they last
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Don't ever wish for a spinal fracture in place of a herniated disc.

Spinal fractures above the Lumbar carry a huge risk of paralysis. Herniated discs can cause paralysis, but it's rare.

Pain is treatable, paralysis isn't.

I don't want either, but forced to choose between the two, I wouldn't gamble with a fracture (especially Sabatoa's burst type) in the C or T regions. I'll take the lumbar hernia.


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Don't ever wish for a spinal fracture in place of a herniated disc.

Spinal fractures above the Lumbar carry a huge risk of paralysis. Herniated discs can cause paralysis, but it's rare.

Pain is treatable, paralysis isn't.

I don't want either, but forced to choose between the two, I wouldn't gamble with a fracture (especially Sabatoa's burst type) in the C or T regions. I'll take the lumbar hernia.


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Valid point, and easy to see it my way after the fact...I wasn't considering risk of initial injury.
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How long ago did you herniate these? I herniated the same exact discs several years ago (I want to say it was 6 years) and though I still get pain, I would say they have definitely gotten better over time. For a couple of years I had everyday pain and it eventually started being less persistent to the point that the pain only reoccurs now when I do something to deserve it .
Actually only 1 herniated, between l4 and l5 discs. No clue how long ago, I don't have a specific painful injurtmimcan recall. It's been many years since I've been having pain, diagnosed about 3 years ago with MRI.

I've had a variety of treatments, including bilateral steroid inkejections, PT, pain meds, etc. Most of the time it's just nagging, but flares up when I deserve it
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And here I am whining about a twice broken hand showing signs of arthritic pain.

Yeesh, you guys have it rough.


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Yeesh, you guys have it rough.
Yeah, I'm sad that my ribcage is sore and I might not make it into a competition on Friday. But I still have probably 10-20 good riding days left THIS YEAR!

When you put it in perspective, life is good.
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The thing that really bothered me was that I was afraid of ruining everyone else's day and I kept telling them to go ride off without me. haha
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