The positive thread. find something, anything


#1181

Thanks all.

Diggers I have the bulge in the exact same spot. Had pain for about 2 months now, physio isn’t helping much, pain relief isn’t touching it. Am going to see the neurosurgeon to consider all options.


#1182

It’s a prick of a location and there aren’t any comfortable positions. Lying, standing or sitting all hurt. Everyone is different but surgery for me was the only intervention that worked. Physio and chiro didn’t help. I also had 2x facet sleeve injections which did bugger all. All surgery comes with a degree of risk, particularly if your working in/around the lumbar region but upon weighing up the pros and cons for my situation, I’m super glad I did it. Been pain free ever since.


#1183

A disc fusion is quite a bit different to a disectomy. In my case, the surgeon removed the offending section of disc + a section of bone which had become damaged. Recovery was very quick. I reckon I could have started running again after a couple of days but cooled it for 2x weeks as instructed. I was pretty lucky I suppose. Your problem on the other hand sounds pretty serious.


#1184

I personally wouldn’t recommend seeing a chiropractor. Especially if you have serious back/neck issues.

Also, theres a few surgeons lurking here…


#1185

Am seeing a physio and neurosurgeon.
Thanks.


#1186

MELBOURNE named the WORLDS Most Liveable City, …

… for the SEVENTH straight year in a row!!


#1187

Are you an exorbitantly-paid executive from overseas appointed to the local office who has kids you have to place in classy private schools?


#1188

Musk sticks and any musk flavoured lolly.
So good.


#1189

“Musk”, … is a really strange name for a Lollie flavour when you think about it, … but yeah, always good.

Haven’t had a musk stick in eons.


#1190

Yes, … I mean No, … I mean, … wait …

As much as I loved growing up down here through my teen years, … I fkn love the City I was born, and have spent at least half my life in.

Always said it’s the best City in the world, and in the past decade, the worlds acknowledged it.

And it will be even more Invincible in the contest when the Espy opens up again soon, … :metal:


#1191

Liveability is just a measure of the extra salary (plus super) you’d have pay to recruit someone to a city. It’s criteria are skewed towards high income earners who are globally mobile.


#1192

Most people have a bulging disc or two to some extent according to Mrs H who is qualified to know this stuff.

Go see an Osteo.

Do not, repeat, do not go see a Chiro.


#1193

Mrs diggers had success with osteopathy after diagnosis of a bulging disc.


#1194

Try it in vodka. Even better.


#1195

Yellow and green ones, too.


#1196

Doritos Nacho Cheese. Mmmmmm.


#1197

if you shop at Aldi, you have to try Chocolate Stampede. its like the old school YoGo, but HEAPS better. oh yeah, get theones in the tube, not the tubs.


#1198

Wasn’t YoGo toxic?


#1199

Tasty toxic though.


#1200

That’s true.