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Large Herniated disk Buldging

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 19, 2011
  • 11:22 AM

My wife hasen't been able to walk for 3 weeks now. The MRI revealed a bad buldging herniated disk L5 S1. We tried accupuncture, no good. Her accupuncture Dr said that he was not treating that area, and now he knows the area he assures me he can help her. Went to see Neurosurgon who gave us options.1.Epidural shots--he was not very confident in the outcome of the treatment because of the size of the Herniation. Surgery was the other. She is scheduled on Tuesday. Anyone have any thoughts? The quality of her life is non-existant. Is this the right move or do we have other options?

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  • First of all, change your acupuncturist. He is not a specialist at all despite all his diplomas and certificates. Good acupuncture practitioner would remove pain symptoms in two weeks, and after two or three months of the treatment your wife would be ok. But unfortunately the probability of finding good acupuncturist is less 1%. Surgery is not a solution of the problem. In the future your wife will face such problem again.
    alltimatehelp 128 Replies Flag this Response
  • have her try the injections. they do work for some people. but surgery can help her for a few years. it's something you have to talk about carefully with a doctor. wish her luck for me, i know how it feels have a large herniated disc...i have two
    Jaydee 2 Replies Flag this Response
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