I have been diagnosed with disk protusion in my spine. Can anyone explain?

@kgwat70 (13396)
United States
May 3, 2007 8:09pm CST
I saw the doctor this morning to go over the results of the blood test, MRI and EMG tests. I have a mild case of carpal tunnel in my right hand as well as having disk protusion in my spine. The doctor said that I do not need to have surgery to correct this and gave me an anti inflammatory medication (Celebrex) to take as well as saying to continue with my chiropractor appointments. Has anyone experienced this before and what did you do? Did you get all better? Could this be why I am experiencing aches and pains all over? Are there different types of this condition?
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• United States
4 May 07
I am sorry to hear of this; I don't know what that is though. It doesn't sound very nice...I thought that Celebrex has been taking off the shelves..Has it been released back to the public? Be careful and check into this..I know that there were some problems that arose due to the use of this medication. I will pray Ken that you get a super dose of healing from the Best physician in the Universe: Jesus!!!
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
4 May 07
Disc protusion from what I have heard and read is the same thing as a disc hernia or herniated disc. It is in my C5-C6 but it is not bad enough where the doctor thinks I need surgery. The doctor has to send something in writing to my insurance company about Celebrex. He gave me some samples but am going use Fish Oil instead to see if that helps.
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• United States
4 May 07
Celebrex has been linked to some heart problems that resulted in it's use as well as other problems..How are you otherwise Ken???How is your spirit..are you as cheerful as your handsome self in that picture/??I hope your smile doesn't leave you when you are in pain;)+
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
5 May 07
I am actually doing alright. I have some aches and pains but it is not as bad right now. I have started taking fish oil supplements and may try Motrin if I get bad aches and pains. I am scared now to take the Celebrex after hearing what everyone has said about it.
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• United States
5 May 07
I am sorry to hear this K. It is quite painful. Watch the Celebrex please, it can cause bleeding. I hav carpal tunnel in both hands. I had a disk protusion, and could not sit for 10 years. It is fine now. Good luck my friend, I hope you feel better quickly.
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
5 May 07
I will definitely be careful about the Celebrex as I have heard the same things from others. I am sorry that you could not sit for all those years. That had to be very uncomfortable. I have mild carpal tunnel in my right hand but not serious.
• United States
5 May 07
Thanks my friend. Just take care of yourself.
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@dixie1 (1330)
• United States
4 May 07
Sorry to hear of your condition. Try to join MSN chronic pain support group. I have 5 bulging discs, whip lash causing bone spurs in cervical area and also, crushed bone in thoratic area, and more problems in lumbar=living with chronic pain.
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
4 May 07
I am sorry to hear that you are having even more aches and pains than I am. What are you doing for treatment of your conditions? Do you need surgery or are taking medications? Thank you for the suggestion of the support group. I am going try Fish Oil and see if that helps at all.
@dixie1 (1330)
• United States
6 May 07
You are welcome. I had several epidural injections..the lumbar injection helped a lot but, not the cervical area. I do not want surgery due to the many risks. I'm taking medication that does reduce the daily pain level. Check the website/support group as there is a vast volume of knowledge to help you.
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@brokentia (10396)
• United States
4 May 07
Well, I am glad to hear that you have the mystery solved as to where your pain is coming from. I'll admit, I had to look up the info about it and it sounds that going back to a Chiro is your best bet. Info on the condition: http://www.espalda.org/english/divulgativa/dolor/causas/alteraciones/fisura.asp Info on the treatment: http://www.espalda.org/english/divulgativa/dolor/como_tratar/pautas/pautas.asp This is good that you know the cause. Now you can start working to get it fixed. :)
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
4 May 07
Thank you for the links for this useful information. I am looking at one of the sites right now. I kept wishing all week that I would not need surgery and hope that option is not needed at some point. The Chiro has done a lot to help me since the summer so I will keep going to him and if all else fails I can see a orthopedic.
• United States
5 May 07
Hi,K! I don't have a clue about what it is .I'm just glad you don't need surgery ! Hopefully it won't be long for it to deal with the problem
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@brendalee (6083)
• United States
5 May 07
I don't know much about it and I have never had it. But I wanted to tell you that I am glad they found out what is wrong with you and that you don't need surgery.
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