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Forum: New Member Introductions 03-19-2020, 02:13 AM
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Posted By bokes
thanks for the heads-up, yeah I'm looking for a...

thanks for the heads-up, yeah I'm looking for a more permanent solution.
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-16-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,534
Posted By bokes
beaverc: thanks for the suggestion about RFA,...

beaverc: thanks for the suggestion about RFA, I'll keep it in mind, but for now i'd rather get ADR or just leave my back alone. My bad discs have already had one 'burning' related procedure (IDET). I...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-12-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,534
Posted By bokes
I'm doing what annapurna suggested, researching...

I'm doing what annapurna suggested, researching surgeons, complications other people have had, and if there any safeguards or technologies around the corner to help prevent the same from happening to...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-08-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,534
Posted By bokes
@beaverc: Above I should have called it...

@beaverc:
Above I should have called it 'Transforaminal Endoscopy'.
Im not an expert but I think T.E. is like a swiss-army tool for surgeons. It's a hollow needle with a bunch of gizmos at the tip,...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-06-2020, 12:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,146
Posted By bokes
Im planning on getting ADR in a year or 2. At the...

Im planning on getting ADR in a year or 2. At the moment I'm building a business, so the timing isnt good.
Now having said that, I had a flare up 3 months ago, & I was so fed up with repeated...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-04-2020, 03:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,534
Posted By bokes
Cheryl I believe a micro discectomy is done when...

Cheryl I believe a micro discectomy is done when one has nerve compression from a herniation or bulge. I dont have that, instead I have annular tears which cause discogenic pain & frequent back...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-03-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,146
Posted By bokes
Hey Dustin, yeah I think disc height & water...

Hey Dustin,
yeah I think disc height & water content are different criteria to disc health, along with # of bulges/herniations, annular tears, & stability.
It looks like your L5S1 has lost about...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-03-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,534
Posted By bokes
Mri

Here's my MRI, if you have any feedback, please feel free to share, thanks
https://i.imgur.com/V5l7YmK.jpg
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-02-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,146
Posted By bokes
Hi ummin032, as discussed in another thread, our...

Hi ummin032, as discussed in another thread, our pain/disabilities are similar. Question plz, you said your disc is dessicated & collapsed. By 'collapsed', I'm assuming you mean it is flatted out...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-15-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,534
Posted By bokes
star7 I'm deeply sorry about your pain, I really...

star7 I'm deeply sorry about your pain, I really hope you can find someone who can get you some relief.
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-14-2020, 12:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,534
Posted By bokes
Hi Harrison, I'm in the SF Bay area & I'm in...

Hi Harrison, I'm in the SF Bay area & I'm in research mode. I appreciate this site as there's lots to read & learn. So far in my reading it seems like most of the complications have been from...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-05-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,534
Posted By bokes
my intro & is ADR worth the risk if not in bad pain?

Hi, I'm Rick & have had back problems for 20 years. Fortunately I don't have much pain as long as I'm not going thru a flare-up (my heart goes out to those of you who do have pain). However, my back...
Forum: New Member Introductions 09-13-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,505
Posted By bokes
thank yous, I had some lumbar cortisone...

thank yous, I had some lumbar cortisone injections and have been able to do a little therapy, hopefully I can get stronger and avoid surgery. It's good to know tho that there are more choices than...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-17-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,505
Posted By bokes
Hi Harrison, thank you for your greeting and for...

Hi Harrison, thank you for your greeting and for your website. You are helping a lot of people. As for your questions,
I have mild scoliosis and was told that created a vulnerability for back...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-17-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,505
Posted By bokes
new 43yr old member

Hello all, my name is Rick. I'm struggling with degenerated and torn L34 and L45. I'm not in great pain, but I get crippling back spasms when I try to do therapy. Now I'm so weak I can't lift more...
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