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6/8/08 9:42 PM
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HELWIG
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I've been looking for info regarding Hughes, Serra, Sylvia and Ortiz's back injuries and how all of them were able to recover and return to the ring.

As far as I know, Sylvia is the only one who had surgery and it was a partial discectomy.

After going through extensive rehab as well as medication and a shot, Im looking into spinal decompression therapy although its pretty expensive.

Like to hear opinions for anyone who knows about the above mentioned UFC guys and their recovery as well as opinions from experience of dealing with disc injuries/nerve damage and the spine.

Thanks.

6/9/08 5:45 PM
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7/9/08 6:21 PM
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What kind of problem do you have? I had a foraminotomy at C6 and C7 last year.
7/26/08 3:09 AM
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I treat the soft tissue aspect of such injuries, and often coordinate my work with that of health pros like MDs, ODs, DCs, PTs, etc. I know several people that had spinal decompression therapy on the DRX9000 and some of the results were dramatic improvement. However, you need to be evaluated as a candidate for this treatment to see if it likely to help or not.

It's anybody's guess whether your back injury is at all similar to those of the fighters you named. What you really need is a solid diagnosis and a plan based upon knowledge of your particular situation.

As a personal trainer, yoga instructor, and massage therapist, I've helped many people with back issues. Bodywork, stretching, and exercise can all be helpful when coordinated with medical care.

Good luck!
Jason Erickson
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11/15/08 2:39 PM
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For myself, over 50, and having back issues in the past.
Not enough lordosis ( curvature in the spine ), herniaited disks....vacuum disk phenomonen...and sciatica. Not fun.
In April when I started a new job, I woulk walk for 3 minutes, and my leg would be numb. Now its not a problem.
Stretching.......inversion board.......core exercises.......and my same old regular routine have come through for me. Hopefully this continues......
11/15/08 5:49 PM
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 Im doing a lot better, the body's ability to recover is amazing.
12/4/08 6:22 PM
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I was hoping there would be more information in this thread. I am 27 and have had recurring lower back pain and cannot find a solution. Today, I visited my family doctor who prescribed me a pain killer / muscle relaxor and said it would get better in 3-5 days. I'm not sure why he thinks that since this is a recurring issue for the last year.

I've been visiting a chiropractor but have not had successful result their.

As stated above, it's important to be diagnosed properly. When I visit a doctor it seems they are guessing with no real evaluation. What are the questions I need to be asking? Can I insist on seing a specialist (what type of specialist)? Are there any tests I can insist on?

Hopefull someoen can relate. Thanks for your time.
12/5/08 4:09 PM
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hObag- Did your MD do any blood tests (ESR, CRP, WBC) These lab tests most useful in detecting infection or malignancy, and for unexplained low back pain that has not improved within four weeks. Is your pain due to injury? Have you had any x-rays, CT's or MRI's? Doctors do not usually order imaging right away with back pain, unless of course you had a injury.
If you are still having the pain after a month or so, they will usually go ahead and order imaging. Also you may want to see a Neurologist who can do EMG testing. Honestly, I would go ahead and find a Neurologist, most also can give you injections so you can limit/discontinue your pain meds and muscle relaxers :) Good luck!
12/16/08 1:12 AM
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h0bag - I was hoping there would be more information in this thread. I am 27 and have had recurring lower back pain and cannot find a solution. Today, I visited my family doctor who prescribed me a pain killer / muscle relaxor and said it would get better in 3-5 days. I'm not sure why he thinks that since this is a recurring issue for the last year.

I've been visiting a chiropractor but have not had successful result their.

As stated above, it's important to be diagnosed properly. When I visit a doctor it seems they are guessing with no real evaluation. What are the questions I need to be asking? Can I insist on seing a specialist (what type of specialist)? Are there any tests I can insist on?

Hopefull someoen can relate. Thanks for your time.


Sorry to hear that; I can relate. I was once in your shoes. Years ago I saw a lot of people for recurring low back problems before an alert chiro specializing in Applied Kinesiology figured it out. In two visits I was feeling better and had a clearer picture of what to do to keep it from coming back.

Now I see lots of people with unspecified low back pain. One current massage client has seen tons of medical pros, had x-rays and MRIs, and been told "there's nothing wrong that we can find." In one session, we got rid of her sciatica and reduced the severity of her low back pain. In two sessions, she seems to be moving more easily with further reduction in pain. My focus has been on helping muscles in her hips, glutes, and back to relax so she can regain normal ROM in her hips and low back. I'm not "fixing" her, just helping her body remember how to relax tissues that are hyperactive and/or in spasm. For many people, soft tissue work can really help. But the specifics must vary with each individual's needs.

Get thoroughly checked to rule out structural issues. A good PT or chiro is usually able to do this. They may also provide some guidance on soft tissue therapies, preferably a referral to someone really good.

Hope that helps!

Jason Erickson
www.CSTMinnesota.com

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