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Date: 17 Apr 2007 17:59:06
From: david s-a
Subject: Back repair tested on the range.....
Today I tested out my recently repaired back, (CT guided steroid
injections in facet joints at L4/L5 and L5/S1...Facet Degeneration).

Until this procedure I had been unable to walk more than about 50 yards
without pausing to relieve pain which was referring into my right
hip..and was getting progressively worse. At one stage we were beginning
to suspect a hip replacement might be needed. However, two CT scans and
one MRI scan later, under the care of a neurosurgeon, revealed the
source of the problem.

For those that are interested, the procedure was carried out five days
ago. It is hard to know when things are supposed to improve.....some say
it doesn't work at all, the radiographers reckon on 72 hours, various
websites talk about 7-10 days, and the neurosurgeon suggested two weeks
minimum .

Well, my experience is that an improvement can be detected almost
immediately, at 72 hours it really kicks in and you are sleeping 8 hours
a night once again...and now at 5 days I was able to have a really good
range session. Two large buckets was probably one more than I should
have tried...muscular degeneration through lack of use over a few months
really stressed me out....leaving me with more of an exhausted back
rather than any lower back facet joint pain.

What's more, I just fitted a new shaft to my driver, adjusted the length
down a bit and matched a sensible target MOI figure. It is a pearler!!

Just thought I would share this!

cheers
daid





 
Date: 18 Apr 2007 09:40:21
From: Blagovist
Subject: Re: Back repair tested on the range.....
david s-a wrote:
> Today I tested out my recently repaired back, (CT guided steroid
> injections in facet joints at L4/L5 and L5/S1...Facet Degeneration).
>
> Until this procedure I had been unable to walk more than about 50 yards
> without pausing to relieve pain which was referring into my right
> hip..and was getting progressively worse. At one stage we were beginning
> to suspect a hip replacement might be needed. However, two CT scans and
> one MRI scan later, under the care of a neurosurgeon, revealed the
> source of the problem.
>
> For those that are interested, the procedure was carried out five days
> ago. It is hard to know when things are supposed to improve.....some say
> it doesn't work at all, the radiographers reckon on 72 hours, various
> websites talk about 7-10 days, and the neurosurgeon suggested two weeks
> minimum .
>
> Well, my experience is that an improvement can be detected almost
> immediately, at 72 hours it really kicks in and you are sleeping 8 hours
> a night once again...and now at 5 days I was able to have a really good
> range session. Two large buckets was probably one more than I should
> have tried...muscular degeneration through lack of use over a few months
> really stressed me out....leaving me with more of an exhausted back
> rather than any lower back facet joint pain.
>
> What's more, I just fitted a new shaft to my driver, adjusted the length
> down a bit and matched a sensible target MOI figure. It is a pearler!!
>
> Just thought I would share this!
>
> cheers
> daid

Very pleased for you!

Blago


 
Date: 17 Apr 2007 15:29:51
From: bill-o
Subject: Re: Back repair tested on the range.....
Great news! Glad you're feeling better David!

--
bill-o

A "gimme" can best be defined as an agreement between
two golfers neither of whom can putt very well.


 
Date: 17 Apr 2007 02:09:47
From: Aress Gee
Subject: Re: Back repair tested on the range.....
david s-a <dsantwyk@bigpond.net.au > writes:

> Today I tested out my recently repaired back, (CT guided steroid
> injections in facet joints at L4/L5 and L5/S1...Facet Degeneration).
>
> Until this procedure I had been unable to walk more than about 50
> yards without pausing to relieve pain which was referring into my
> right hip..and was getting progressively worse. At one stage we were
> beginning to suspect a hip replacement might be needed. However, two
> CT scans and one MRI scan later, under the care of a neurosurgeon,
> revealed the source of the problem.
>
> For those that are interested, the procedure was carried out five days
> ago. It is hard to know when things are supposed to improve.....some
> say it doesn't work at all, the radiographers reckon on 72 hours,
> various websites talk about 7-10 days, and the neurosurgeon suggested
> two weeks minimum .
>
> Well, my experience is that an improvement can be detected almost
> immediately, at 72 hours it really kicks in and you are sleeping 8
> hours a night once again...and now at 5 days I was able to have a
> really good range session. Two large buckets was probably one more
> than I should have tried...muscular degeneration through lack of use
> over a few months really stressed me out....leaving me with more of an
> exhausted back rather than any lower back facet joint pain.
>
> What's more, I just fitted a new shaft to my driver, adjusted the
> length down a bit and matched a sensible target MOI figure. It is a
> pearler!!
>
> Just thought I would share this!

David, best of luck with the recovery.

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