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Reassurance required re future back surgery please!

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 05:09
I have suffered with spinal stenosis, narrowing of the sponal column. And also degenerative disk disease. Came on last summer, and as a 39 marathon and 9 ultra runner the lack of activity due to pain was incredibly frustrating. I had constant dull pain and most mornings had to lift my legs out of bed in order to get going. I looked and sounded like a 90 year old!
I decided to go for the surgery at the end of may this year and it's been a complete success. I had a fantastic surgeon from Egypt and he has worked wonders. In now pain free, getting fitter and am back running around 2-3 miles.
I opted for Cofex implants. google them, and see what you think.....
Best of luck and so what you think is best for you. I did and the results have been amazing! ????

A Coventry Way 40-mile Challenge

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 14:55
This is an awesome event. I can't fault it!!

Monday, 28 July 2014

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 14:53
Sounds rather ominous!

Monday, 28 July 2014

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 11:03
*wabo

Monday, 28 July 2014

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 11:03
Thanks wabi! I've been absent from the forums fit a long time, but do I recognise you from the Snod forum a few years back?
Maybe I see myself as a 'runner' again so I'm back!

Monday, 28 July 2014

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 11:00
Thanks alehouse. Very wise words well received!
I've been very good and am taking things very slowly.
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Monday, 28 July 2014

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 10:47
I have just jogged for 2 x 1 minute reps for the first time in 12 months following spinal surgery!!!! ????
Today is a good day!

Spinal fusion

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 08:16
Hi Paul, I'm 7 weeks post surgery following a similar problem. However as an alternative to fusion my consultant fitted 'cofex' supports to my L3/4 and L4/5 disks which were all badly degenerated. These titanium supports are amazing, but I guess it depends on how had your disks have become. I'm now fighting for again, using a cross trainer happily for an hour a day and very much Looking forward to getting back to running.
Could be worth mentioning them to your surgeon as an alternative? I'm no expert of course and can only go what my surgeon said, but they seem to be something that is used for the more active patient! Good luck!

Returning after back injury

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 20:42
Ahhh Claire I have been exactly there. I'm now 7 weeks post surgery and still can't run but am able to be more active. I put a lot of weight on whilst I couldn't exercise, similarly due to comfort eating and also cos my metabolism just seemed to just come to a grinding that. Il be able to use a cross trainer soon so I'm focussing on taking things slowly and building my fitness back up and hopefully starting to she'd some weight.
What's the current situation with your treatment?

Returning after back injury

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 10:27
Good to hear from you Claire. I'm so glad that you're back running! All is good this end, physio happy and I head off for a two week stay at a rehab hospital (through work) a week Monday so I'm hoping they're gonna work wonders! Initially estimated that il be running 9 months ish after surgery but I reckon it may be sooner. But little steps they say, I'm only 35 so plenty of years running left in these legs I think! ????
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