Help ! (Slipped disc)

zillion zillion at pacific.net.sg
Tue Nov 18 08:43:41 EST 1997


I'm getting absolute confusing advices for my slipped-disc.  Had this
horrible problem abt 3 months ago.  Played badminton one afternoon,
suffered a terrible pain for some seconds, then worsening bachache as
the day went by and finally, couldn't get up the next morning from bed.
This continued for some days and finally after abt a week, I could stand
up (crooked slightly) and walk very slowly.

Had the MRI - which shows substantial herniation at L4-5.  The
specialist advised a surgery.  The book by Dr Augustus White says a
surgery should be justifiable only by decapacitating pain, of which I
don't feel now.  Still receive tinkling sensations at the fingers/toes
sometimes, and slight numbness at some parts of the limbs (like loss of
strength) and slight pain at the foot (especially during the morning
moments when I've just got out from bed).

Should I go for a surgery?

Can I do weights (dumbells) in a back-lying down posture?

Can I do 'airofit' - walking exercise on a commercial walking/skiing
machine?

Need as much help as possible.  Thanks.



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