I tell you my story.
It was 2004 year and I was a freshie at the university. Very often I had pain in my neck.
It was not too much to worry about, but after heavy bags that I had to lug home from the market, it was aching in the lumbar region. And once I remember washing by hand, bending over the bath, and when completed I just could not straighten up. It took about a half hour. Then I feel uncomfortable after long journeys, driving and lifting weights. I was practicing tennis, twice per week I was playing. The hot point was in 2014. At that time I did not know what was the essence of the matter, as the pain was in my leg. Doctors have different assumptions: affected by cold sciatic nerve, rupture. We started with MRI (rupture was confirmed), but the doctor promised, that was okay, it was not critical. There were pills, massage, electrophoresis, rubbing gels. A month passed. It did not help. Then there was a sanatorium, which was specialized in the musculoskeletal system. Pills, massage, electrophoresis, drawing radon in water blockade for 2 weeks didn’t give any result.
Returning to Kyiv, I started looking for a neurosurgeon that who was dab at it. And I have managed to find. He suggested making surgery, as I was young and still hadn’t confined. Because during the childbearing the situation can be even worse. The surgery is done by laser (in my opinion 400 degrees!) Rupture is heated and melted. It was scary, so I continue looking for ways to solve the problem. I had such a pain at that time that the painkillers, which previously could not coped with it. In such a way I passed another 2 weeks prior to surgery. Why so long? Because there was another doctor, who was willing to do the surgery under the microscope! He said that only the “reckless driver” could decide to do laser. It is very dangerous because you may touch a nerve. And under the microscope everything is clear.
I was afraid about the one thing. Such a surgery is used to be done in the morning, and the next day, after lunch, you go home. Besides, according to him, I had already had atrophy of the leg muscles. And I needed emergency surgery! And then I found another surgeon. However he was in Kherson. I sent him photos. After inspection and description of my symptoms, he diagnosed at once rupture, with the spine offset. Surgery is suggested, but if the vertebrae allow, it is better to insert kofleks (in simple words, it is a spring, which puts the vertebrae to proper state, in the place where the rupture is formed). It is etter to take a Swiss mechanism. I was waiting for it 2 weeks. Surgery was successfully completed. I had to pass month of rehabilitation. And after it I was full of piss and vinegar.
What I conclude from this is that pool is the most necessary and effective activity in order to avoid such problems. All who ride behind the wheel, do not go for a couple of kilometers a day and have a sedentary lifestyle can experience such problems. So pumped back daily! To do this, there are a lot of exercises on the Internet, and they also are on my web site.
And again, do not rush in decision-making and response. Try all means to solve the issue. Do not give up! At least, in the end you won’t doubt that you have failed to do something and your decision was right!