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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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Here's what I have to say to that.     I know alcohol certainly helps ease the pain for any physical issues.       Sent from carrier pigeon using MyGolfSpy

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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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Finally back doing the golf thing. Without going into a lot of detail, I lost strength in the legs for almost any activity, including standing and balance. After impressive work done by my primary care physician. cardiologist, and great physical therapists, all is in order for doing "golf activities".  

First re-pairs were adding a stent to a locked artery and doing a LOT of physical therapy.  THEN it was decided to put a Watchman in me and all has been cleared in terms of activity.

 So far I can chip and putt and lightly swing my Orange Whip®.  So I did a little of each.  Results were "OK" for now. All showed severe rust; but, I expected that.

Great to be back!

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3 minutes ago, DrMJG said:

Finally back doing the golf thing. Without going into a lot of detail, I lost strength in the legs for almost any activity, including standing and balance. After impressive work done by my primary care physician. cardiologist, and great physical therapists, all is in order for doing "golf activities".  

First re-pairs were adding a stent to a locked artery and doing a LOT of physical therapy.  THEN it was decided to put a Watchman in me and all has been cleared in terms of activity.

 So far I can chip and putt and lightly swing my Orange Whip®.  So I did a little of each.  Results were "OK" for now. All showed severe rust; but, I expected that.

Great to be back!

Welcome back;  glad you are on the road to recovery!

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Feel like i spend more time in this thread than i should. Current injury is some sort of strain to the intercostal muscles on my right side. Depending on the position, feels like someone punched me in the ribs.

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2 hours ago, DrMJG said:

Finally back doing the golf thing. Without going into a lot of detail, I lost strength in the legs for almost any activity, including standing and balance. After impressive work done by my primary care physician. cardiologist, and great physical therapists, all is in order for doing "golf activities".  

First re-pairs were adding a stent to a locked artery and doing a LOT of physical therapy.  THEN it was decided to put a Watchman in me and all has been cleared in terms of activity.

 So far I can chip and putt and lightly swing my Orange Whip®.  So I did a little of each.  Results were "OK" for now. All showed severe rust; but, I expected that.

Great to be back!

Glad to see you are back!!  Don't overdo it too soon.  You've got nice weather for many months coming up.

My BIL moved to Surprise a few years ago from here, and he is doing well with 8 stents and pacemaker/defibrillator; plays a lot of golf.

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1 hour ago, dlow206 said:

Feel like i spend more time in this thread than i should. Current injury is some sort of strain to the intercostal muscles on my right side. Depending on the position, feels like someone punched me in the ribs.

KT Tape... works wonders!!!  Kenny B tested... Kenny B approved.

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Intercostal muscles hurting again, can't even make a golf swing motion without a club. Hurts to laugh, hurts to sneeze

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44 minutes ago, dlow206 said:

Intercostal muscles hurting again, can't even make a golf swing motion without a club. Hurts to laugh, hurts to sneeze

Sorry to hear that.  It can be rough.  Hopefully, it's mild and only lasts a few days and not a few weeks.

Be glad you are not older.  Stuff hurts all the time.  I hope you don't have a cold or allergies, and I suggest you stay away from the Joke thread for awhile.  😂  Oops!  Sorry about that.  😬

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Been in a wrist brace for 3 weeks today thanks to a work injury.  No golf. No work. No doing anything as Im one handed. No cable TV.  

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4 hours ago, pulledabill said:

Been in a wrist brace for 3 weeks today thanks to a work injury.  No golf. No work. No doing anything as Im one handed. No cable TV.  

Wow!  That's awful!  Hope you heal quickly.  Stay occupied!!

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This is my first post in this thread. We all know that 2020 was a crap year for obvious reasons.

I've always been relatively healthy and active. About 3 months ago I had my first bout with diverticulitis. Have had 1 repeat since. No fun.

About a month ago I thought I broke my left big toe.. it's worse, I have gout. I'm currently going through my 2nd flare up in a month and it hurts like hell!

What sucks the most is that both gout and diverticulitis aren't temporary. They're with me forever. All I can do is try to manage them with diet and exercise and pray they don't come around because they both suck.



the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..

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I’m dealing with “tennis elbow” right now....pretty painful


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Is being fat an injury?

(Just trying to bring a smile to everyone's dial)

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