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6 hours ago, bens197 said:

I learned last week that I have an L4/L5 Herniation. Last month I was playing as a guest of my brother-in-law when I collapsed in the first fairway. 
 

Fortunately, I have only missed one shift at work. I am however concerned about living with this. It changes things and I’ll have to make some adjustments. 

Ouch with our profession back problems are inevitable with carrying people and air packs. Good luck with it and take care of yourself.

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I am so over this place.  Just fell down my steps heading to work, turned into a pretzel mid air somehow my left foot hit the railing and I am 90% I broke something.  Not to mention twisting up my bac

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Ouch with our profession back problems are inevitable with carrying people and air packs. Good luck with it and take care of yourself.

Thanks man. Hope so. 

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9 hours ago, bens197 said:

 

Matt that stinks, I’m sorry to hear that.  

Despite this being an incredibly new diagnosis, everyone I’ve spoken to who either has a similar issue or knows someone has said to avoid surgery at all costs. 
 

I hope it can find itself a new normal so I can get back to swinging next season and hopefully not affect work. 

An adventure filled youth contributed to mine. I will say that my daily inversion table routine and monthly chiropractor visits do help and I'm planning on getting a CBD stick for the really rough days.

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2 hours ago, MattF said:

An adventure filled youth contributed to mine. I will say that my daily inversion table routine and monthly chiropractor visits do help and I'm planning on getting a CBD stick for the really rough days.

I hope it’s working for you. I wasn’t too much of a crash and bang but I played competitive hockey as a goaltender until age 26 and have been a professional firefighter since 2008. I like to think this is a kind reminder to make some healthy changes.  

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12 hours ago, bens197 said:

I hope it’s working for you. I wasn’t too much of a crash and bang but I played competitive hockey as a goaltender until age 26 and have been a professional firefighter since 2008. I like to think this is a kind reminder to make some healthy changes.  

It is to some extent, but getting older and getting arthritis doesn't help the cause. All we can do is pain management and keep on keeping on. Hope you get some relief soon.

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On 9/9/2020 at 3:26 AM, MattF said:

I've had my legs go because of degenerative disc disease in my L1/S5. Hopefully you can heal up/get treatment without surgery.

 

On 9/9/2020 at 3:55 AM, bens197 said:

 

Matt that stinks, I’m sorry to hear that.  

Despite this being an incredibly new diagnosis, everyone I’ve spoken to who either has a similar issue or knows someone has said to avoid surgery at all costs. 
 

I hope it can find itself a new normal so I can get back to swinging next season and hopefully not affect work. 

I had an MRI about 15 years ago and was diagnosed with DDD, so it's not a very new diagnosis.  I think it's an alternate term for old age.  🤣  I took hydrocodone for several years, but with a swing change I have managed to eliminate that med.  Now I just take 2 naproxen on days I play 18 holes.

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2 hours ago, Kenny B said:

 

I had an MRI about 15 years ago and was diagnosed with DDD, so it's not a very new diagnosis.  I think it's an alternate term for old age.  🤣  I took hydrocodone for several years, but with a swing change I have managed to eliminate that med.  Now I just take 2 naproxen on days I play 18 holes.

New for me 🥳

Today was PT appt 2 and I have some good progress as well as a better understanding of what’s happening. Now it’s as many have, time to learn to swing. 

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Tweaked my lower back yesterday doing light squats and didnt think it was that bad. Today started getting really bad back spasms. Toradol is a helluva drug. That plus a muscle relaxer and things are feeling good

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