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Old 04-04-2021, 11:23 AM
Gsurfer Gsurfer is offline
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Default Hello - L1-L2 Back Injury

Hello,

I am newer on this journey than many of you. I first hurt my back 8/2020 - right before my 30th birthday. Corona had altered my living situation (I was about to go on a 6 mon sabbatical to SE asia) dream trip that was cancelled due to Corona.

I found myself working with a laptop on my lap in a tiny Air BNB. This is what I think the major factor in my injury was. Bad ergonomics. Of course a 14hr roadtrip to the grand canyon + zion (each way) lots of hiking, muscle imbalances and moving some persian rugs - all within a month didn't help...

I have an L1-L2 extrusion, my pain is all backpain, however my neck is starting to hurt since I spend so much of my day laying on my back watching tv or on my phone now.

I am trying to heal naturally (if possible) because L1-L2 is no easy surgical fix. If not I may go down the road of discectomy, fusion, adr.

Never thought this would happen to me but here I am. Looking at any success using pRP, discseel, stem cells, laser surgery, drx9000....
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8/20 - Initial Back injury, overuse, bad chair, long car drives, 100+ mile hiking trips, moving rugs & a lifetime of muscle imbalances & postural issues
11/2020 - Masseuse makes it 10X worse
11/20 - 6mm L1-L2 disc extrusion


Trying to get my life back

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Old 04-07-2021, 08:17 PM
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Hey G, just checking in to see how you are doing. What's the latest?
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Old 04-08-2021, 08:43 PM
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I am continuing to improve conservatively. This is my first rodeo with a bad back injury. I currently have my life regimented around rehab, stretching, massage & PT.


Currently my routine involves:
Multiple walks 1-2mi a day
Swimming 45 min 2x a week
PT 2x a week
PT at home daily
Massage every 2 weeks
Foundation Training'
Meditation
Healthy diet


Will check back in in 1 month and see where things are.
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8/20 - Initial Back injury, overuse, bad chair, long car drives, 100+ mile hiking trips, moving rugs & a lifetime of muscle imbalances & postural issues
11/2020 - Masseuse makes it 10X worse
11/20 - 6mm L1-L2 disc extrusion


Trying to get my life back
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