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1 Slipped disc on 2nd August 2017, 10:23 am

PartyPete

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So....I'm off work with a slipped disc, happened Sunday evening sat at a table at a pub with friends (what a way to do it) had a bad back for the last two weeks but all of a sudden 'pop' it went and the pain was almost indescribable, literally couldn't walk and to go to hospital, now on codeen, and doing stretches to help it.
Any one else had this happen? If so how long did it take for you to recover? I know some times it never fully does Sad

2 Re: Slipped disc on 2nd August 2017, 11:33 am

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@GTI-R US wrote:I was working on a fiesta many years ago doing a cliutch on a driveway (when i had a mobile mechanics business)
In short i pulled the car off the axle stand and jack and the whole car came down on top of me whilst i was under it. After a while i had trouble trying to breathe (usually kills you in the end  Laughing )
So i managed to twist onto my side and lift the car and hook the jack with my foot then placed it in position under car enabling me to crawl out.
Once i was out other than a few cuts & bruises on my chest i thought i was alright so went to back of van to get a long breaker bar but as i bent over to get it my back locked, ''unbelievable pain''
so i did the stupidest of things to try fix myself........i lent up against the side of van counted to 3 and forced myself  so my back was straight up against the side of van.....The pain was excruciating and that led to me being put in an ambulance which i called
Result was 4 smashed vertebrae and a lump of bone cartilage completely sethered
Was on crutches for 2 months as could not walk, took Tramadol for 4 years and it completely changed my lifestyle and thats when i started to put on weight.
Still the same today after all those years but i learnt to live with it & adapt. They can not operate as risks are too high, right at the base of my spine.

Hopefully yours is nothing as severe but i feel your pain fella, get it seen to straight away if you have any issues like grinding etc if you bend over as there may be debris which will wear away at the cartilage tissues if not removed. Also keep active and do all the exercises because if you just lay about it will only make things worse in the longrun. you need to keep your stomach muscles strong as they are the ones which eleviate the stress on your back when you bend over and straighten up.

All the best with it and hopefully you make a speedy recovery thumbsup


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3 Re: Slipped disc on 2nd August 2017, 11:38 am

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You and your R are a good pair lol .
Remember a friend having similar issue in late 20's, he seemed recover quite quickly with no noticeable long term problems .
Expect most of this due to drivers seat in that bloody hondoo, told you many time sell that old mans car lol . you'll soon be back to lifting 54C engines in and out and only pain being the parts bills hopefully . best wishes ...

I like bobs story, lucky it a little fiesta, I remeber working on military lorries on axles stands and getting a scare as see chassis rock a bit on stands.

4 Re: Slipped disc on 2nd August 2017, 12:41 pm

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I also had a slipped disc .. For many years it never got better .
I was doing all the excersizes and stretching I was told to do ..

We moved to where we are now and I went to see a different physio bloke .
When I told him what advice the hospital pysio had told me he said its no wonder your not getting better ..

Rather then stretching forwards and lifting legs etc you should be going other way ..

So lying on front and lifting yourself up with your hands
Like doing a press up but keeping waist on the floor .

When stood up lean against kitchen worktop and lean backwards .


The way he described it is imagine your finger is your back .

Bending your finger is like leaning forwards .
Now put a cut on your knuckle and constantly bend your finger .
It will never heal coz your constantly opening up the wound .

Do the same to a different knuckle but bend your finger the way it's not meant to go . Closing the wound and not opening it .
It will heal a lot quicker .

I took his advice and within 4 Weeks felt better than I had in 6years

5 Re: Slipped disc on 2nd August 2017, 2:05 pm

PartyPete

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BOB
you're a lucky guy that it didn't kil you then? What were you thinking trying to bend it the other way? You mad? I've heard of tramadol,my mum took it for her knee, she said she hated the stuff, made her feel ill! I hope I make a quick recovery too, cheers pal!

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the Honda....it's no more, at least not for me, it got smashed into outside my house a few months ago, I was paid out very well for it, and instead of fixing it I sold it as it was, all in all I made a lot of money on that car and I will still say it's by far the best car I've ever had and miss it (may end up with another in the future) so I decided to replace it with a car I know you love.....a Clio 182, good cheap fun and can do track days with Smile

ROB
That's very interesting what you have said, and makes perfect sense, so I'm going to give that a try now gently and see how it works! I'll try anything to sort this out, off work with no £££s and pain ain't for me

6 Re: Slipped disc on 2nd August 2017, 3:14 pm

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This kind of thing is what he had me doing .

https://youtu.be/Sc9vZ8OH9mE

7 Re: Slipped disc on 2nd August 2017, 5:33 pm

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Sorry to hear that mate.
Hope you get better soon..


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8 Re: Slipped disc on 2nd August 2017, 7:03 pm

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Tramadol is a god send in my opinion still feel the pain but certainly helps. See codene after a few days is what made me feel ill pete

9 Re: Slipped disc on 2nd August 2017, 7:12 pm

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Years ago my lower back gave me heaps of grief. I bypassed the quacks and went straight to a chiropractor; best move I ever made. After one very uncomfortable session with a lot of cracking, popping and deep breathing it was sorted. I had exercises to do for a good while afterwards but then it was all gravy. The guy said that the lower four discs in my back were all pushed in and also rotated too.
I know a lot of people think it's all voodoo or witchcraft but IMO it was a miracle cure...just my 2p worth.
Either way I hope you feel better soon mate!

10 Re: Slipped disc on 2nd August 2017, 7:58 pm

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@PartyPete wrote:BOB

MR B
the Honda....it's no more, at least not for me, it got smashed into outside my house a few months ago, I was paid out very well for it, and instead of fixing it I sold it as it was, all in all I made a lot of money on that car and I will still say it's by far the best car I've ever had and miss it (may end up with another in the future) so I decided to replace it with a car I know you love.....a Clio 182, good cheap fun and can do track days with Smile

A RENAULT Evil or Very Mad ! you'll need morphine and crack to ease pain from that lol .
Get well soon ...

11 Re: Slipped disc on 2nd August 2017, 8:11 pm

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Had sciatica last Xmas, all down my leg no drugs would touch the pain except morphine, went to hospital found Ive got a bulge on my disc hitting the nerve but I'm not going for a op!!in case the nhs fuck it up!!! took me 6 weeks to walk again never experienced pain like that before

12 Re: Slipped disc on 2nd August 2017, 8:16 pm

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Back injuries are one of those things that can take a really long time to heal and even then you get that dull pain that always seems to exist. They really have an impact on your life and makes simple things really difficult.

13 Re: Slipped disc on 2nd August 2017, 8:20 pm

PartyPete

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It's bloody agony, I've broke my arm hand and both wrists numerous times but this is worse no joke!
I went to a chiropractor years ago and was amazing,but the hospital said it's too soon for that atm. I'll see what it's like at the end of this week, if no better I'll speak to them, the hospital was pretty useless if I'm being honest

14 Re: Slipped disc on 2nd August 2017, 10:22 pm

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Sorry to hear that Pete ...I've done my back a few times now last time was lifting a massive steel beam for a extension as it spanned the entire length of the house we had a few people helping everyoNE went to lift then backed out as I lifted I took the whole weight of it felt like my spine crushed as I couldn't possibly lift that much weight I fell to the floor and couldn't move after a hour or so I ended up being carried on a ply sheet slid into a back of a transit to get home took loads of pain killers spent 4 days in bed ... I couldn't even move had to piss in a bucket lol but it did ease after rest it's one of those things it can take ages to heal mine still gives me grief every now and again but it's manageable... hope you get better soon mate all the best with it ...


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15 Re: Slipped disc on 3rd August 2017, 6:05 am

BEBB GTIR

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Go to an oesteopath

They seem to do nothing just put there hands under your back and bum and head but after 3 sessions I was walking shirt distances around the farm

16 Re: Slipped disc on 5th August 2017, 8:23 am

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@ROB_IOW wrote:This kind of thing is what he had me doing .  

https://youtu.be/Sc9vZ8OH9mE

that is one fit babe in that vid Very Happy

Worst pain i ever had, was about 10 years ago. Working in an office i just picked up a sheet of A4 from the printer and bham!
Thought id been shot in the back, couldn't breath, couldn't move. Managed to sit down but it took weeks for pain to ease.
I had suffered with neck ache, back ache, headaches, vertigo attacks for years and no NHS experts could help.
Eventually saw a chiropractor and he totally transformed my life too. Turns out an old mountain biking injury hadnt healed and my neck was Z shaped instead of S shaped and my posture was awful as a result. Loads of cracking and popping over 2 the next 2 months got my posture back to normal and ive had no problems since. Very Happy Very Happy

I feel your pain Pete, get well soon mate. thumbsup

17 Re: Slipped disc on 5th August 2017, 9:24 am

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Ive been telling people but they don't believe me, for us office guys, working can be dangerous Laughing

18 Re: Slipped disc on 5th August 2017, 10:46 am

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If I hadn't of been sat at a table doing nothing at all when I did mine Niel I'm not sure if I'd of believed you doing it picking a sheet of paper up Razz I'm going to be making an appointment for next week with a chiropractor and see what they can do, I'm walking a little better now but still have constant discomfort. Woody you I feel for you and other office dwellers with your hazardous work environment :lol!

19 Re: Slipped disc on 5th August 2017, 11:38 am

mike74

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You've never experienced any pain until you've had a right good paper cut between the fingers! Its worse than standing on a plug with your bare feet pale

20 Re: Slipped disc on 5th August 2017, 3:22 pm

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Not to say that Chiropractors wont help with a slipped disc but in my case I dont see how manipulation can heal anything which is actually damaged, sure alignement and bad posture but not a slipped disc.

I speak from experience as I slipped a disc after finishing for the autumn ploughing, the last nail in the coffin was putting a set of wheels on a old dturbo pug and couldn't walk after. Took a month to be able to get in the car again and couldn't really sit down, had to take a month of work and ultimately never returned to working on a farm. I was Mr Macho and never cared for bending the knees (haha)

I actually went to the Chiropractor and it was the worse thing I did, manipulating na "injury" made it worse and they also don't have to go and do endless years or degrees like physios or a oesteopath its not a regulated profession as such. As Rob said why would you start opening the wound and manipulating your muscles/bones about like that. I actually went to over 3 chiropractor clinics and spend probably near £800 on treatments they always said sometimes it gets worse before it gets better. Fuck that they screwed me right up.

It all depends what you have done and were really, I injured myself at the tender age of 18, I am now 26 and still get ciatica issues if I don't exercise regularly and stretch it out, thank fully the disc has healed but the nerve damage has and probably never will full recover. I had to wait a while but went to see a orthopedic specialist at gobowen hospital, physio did help me out but just take it easy dont go over stretching or going crazy with the exercises, you wouldn't over excersise a torn hamstring or anything until its properly healed.

21 Re: Slipped disc on 5th August 2017, 5:00 pm

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Yeah, chiro shouldn't be messing with slipped disc as it's not a bone issue. In my case it was years of bad posture catching up on me. Still see one every couple of months just to keep it suple.
Yeah Shroom, when you're a teenager you think you're invincible, but it's years later it all catches up with you. My mountain biking accident was when I was 19, but it wasn't till I was in my 30's that it bit me.

22 Re: Slipped disc on 5th August 2017, 9:16 pm

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Mountain Biking is deadly, I used to do motorcross but stopped before I broke something bad. Needless to say a few years a go I started doing some cross country / mild downhill mountain biking and its much more dangerous than motorcross. The speeds of some of the jumps and in the woods is crazy if you come up against a tree or rock lol.

Best advise I can give Pete is try and do some swimming if you can or light excersize as Rob said try those exersizes and just do them very lightly dont start over doing it (like we all try to do as we are male)

Try not to lift anything from now on for a while to allow the healing to start, its very slow as the disc doesnt have a direct blood supply. Its going to take a while to repair that, are you getting sciatica issues (pain down leg or shootiny numbness) if not then your very lucky and it should hopefully be ok. Just dont over do it or it may go again even worse.

I also have tried out every medication under the sun. I have found that some natural remedies have been more effective for me. Taking Turmeric capsules from holand and barret has really helped me out as it aids inflamation and all sorts. I also took cell salts when it was really bad and did help.

Its also one of the reasons I hardly drive my R as its got the heavy paddle clutch as on a long drive my back is in agony as its on the left side.

One last tip which I failed on, try not to over excersize your bad side if its on one side. I found myself just doing the excersizes without realising at work or whenever it was hurting and focused on the one side. Now my bad side is way more loose than the other haha.Also if you do sit for long periods by yourself a lumbar support pillow may look gay but it does help a lot the D shaped ones are cheap on eBay and you can use them anywere.

23 Re: Slipped disc on 5th August 2017, 9:27 pm

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I'm thinkin we are going to have to change the forum name to
gtir-disabled- motorsport. Club.... lol!


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24 Re: Slipped disc on 5th August 2017, 9:30 pm

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Haha we have all been bent over that hard by the Pulsar its killing us.

25 Re: Slipped disc on 6th August 2017, 10:35 pm

ROB_IOW

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Bloody glass backs. . I popped mine today bending over to pick a bag up to put in the boot of the car .

Its horrible when it goes . Feels like someone just rammed a knife straight in the bottom of your back . Really takes your breath away

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