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trent w.

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lower back pain, my diagnosis, questions?
« on: April 23, 2008, 09:04:09 PM »
My names Trent,
                       I'm a 23 yr old male, Pro wrestler. I have had lower back pain, numbness in my big toe for a while now, i have been forced to take time off wrestling, gym and anything active, i have had numerous physio sessions, osteopath sessions but nothing seems to help the pain.

My ct scan diagnosis showed this:

posterior osteophyte formation inpinging on the cal sac at l5-s1. there is degenerative posterior bulging  of the l3-4 disc. Can someone explain this diagnosis in terms i may understand? how common are these injuries? and what treatment? would u recommend.

thanks.
trent

                     

Steve Lockhart

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Re: lower back pain, my diagnosis, questions?
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2008, 03:49:31 AM »
Hi Trent.
The diagnosis shows there has been some trauma to the lower vertebrae where now the discs are bulging a little posteriorly (towrds the back of your body) Osteophytes are boney growths that are impinging on the thecal sac. This is a bit early for this sort of condition (23 years old) so I wonder if you have been pushing your body for a number of years already.

You will need to be careful of further complications but I don't know that your symptoms of lower back pain would be coming from this structural condition. The numb big toe probably is.

I would be advising you to slow down at least until you get some balance and condition into the muscles supporting your lower vertebrae and your symproms are long gone. You will need to find someone good who can work on these things in your body but unfortunately this is easier said than done. Where are you located?

REgards
Steve

trent w.

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Re: lower back pain, my diagnosis, questions?
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2008, 06:38:03 AM »
Hey steve,
               Thank you very much for the quick reply, i found your advice to be of good help. You mentioned about getting balance and condition into the muscles supporting my lower vertebrea, what actions would i take to start doing this? i live in Melbourne Victoria on the eastern suburbs. What specialist do you believe would be the most beneficial to get me on the right track to recovery? is there a chance my condition can be fully cured? 

thanks steve.


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Re: lower back pain, my diagnosis, questions?
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2008, 06:40:01 AM »
Hi Trent
sorry for the slow reply, I didn't see this post for some reason. I suggest you start with one of the SLM therapists in Melbourne and they will be able to explain things for you and give you the exercises etc in conjunction with the treatment. www.myotherapy.com.au/find

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Steve

 

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