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14 hours ago, mrflynn03 said:

Dont want to drag the thread down with negativity but my stepdad is in the hospital now. Nobody knows what is going on. 

I saw him friday evening and he hadn't been able to get out of bed all day. ūüėĒ

Lots of prayers coming your way.

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14 minutes ago, Billingsley99 said:

Prayers needed for Ayden. His CT scan discovered a growth in his ear canal not sure what it means but we see another specialist this Thursday. Thanks in advance 

Prayers going out!

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45 minutes ago, Billingsley99 said:

Prayers needed for Ayden. His CT scan discovered a growth in his ear canal not sure what it means but we see another specialist this Thursday. Thanks in advance 

Hope all is well and this turns out to be "nothing". Hang in there.

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52 minutes ago, Billingsley99 said:

Prayers needed for Ayden. His CT scan discovered a growth in his ear canal not sure what it means but we see another specialist this Thursday. Thanks in advance 

Always prayers for Ayden and your family...every day...

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@Billingsley99, will be praying.

 

Got some good news today.  Turns out my stepdad had a slipped disc that was compressing a nerve that severely limited his mobility.  So physical therapy and last resort disc fusion.

I think it just had him down mentally not being able to get around and being cooped up from the snow didnt help. He still has some trembling from the stroke but should recover. 

Appreciate everyone's support. 

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1 hour ago, mrflynn03 said:

Turns out my stepdad had a slipped disc that was compressing a nerve that severely limited his mobility.  So physical therapy and last resort disc fusion.

Lumbar, thoracic, or cervical?

Asking cause I've done a ton of research on this...

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29 minutes ago, mrflynn03 said:

L4 - L5 for fusion. L2 and 3 degraded some. 

@IUFLA

I'm taking it as when you say slipped you mean herniated?

If that's the case, then PT is the right call. It can recover range of motion and mitigate pain. If it's ruptured, PT can possibly manage the pain, but it'll never heal. That's why my Dr recommended disc replacement for the ruptured disc between C5 and C6, and the herniated one between C6 and C7. He offered me both options (replacement or fusion) but since the fusion would reduce the range of motion in my neck by about 25% (because it would be two fusions...one fusion you lose 10% range of motion), I chose the replacement.

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3 minutes ago, IUFLA said:

I'm taking it as when you say slipped you mean herniated?

If that's the case, then PT is the right call. It can recover range of motion and mitigate pain. If it's ruptured, PT can possibly manage the pain, but it'll never heal. That's why my Dr recommended disc replacement for the ruptured disc between C5 and C6, and the herniated one between C6 and C7. He offered me both options (replacement or fusion) but since the fusion would reduce the range of motion in my neck by about 25% (because it would be two fusions...one fusion you lose 10% range of motion), I chose the replacement.

Probably, that was just term my aunt used. I've known several people that have had back procedures and if physical therapy was an option that was tried first. 

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