Has anyone tried Functional Disc Rehydration for their back problems. I am trying to avoid surgery but I am starting to have function issues. I can't run or my whole lower body below my waist goes completely numb and I have trouble sleeping more than 3 hours before I have to curl up in the fetal position to not be in pain. The pain isn't immobilizing but it does seem to be getting worse with time. I do toning back exercises 5 days a week that keep me in fair condition but I seem to be feeling more numbness and mobility issues as I age. This all from a fall I took in my 20s that caused a bulging disc that has now degenerated to feeling as though the bones/vertebrae are rubbing together. I can sense what feels like some bone on bone friction from time to time. Anyways, I really really want to avoid having surgery but I know I will need to do something in the future or I will loose function, at least it feels like that is the road I am headed down. So I am wondering if anyone has heard of disc rehydration, if they have done it and what they thought or if anyone has any other thoughts/ideas they can share. Thanks.
Functional Disc Rehydration therapy is a relatively newer technique and long term prognosis is not yet available, though short term results have been proved to be effective in a few cases. However, before considering the option I would suggest discussing with your orthopedician if it would be suitable in your case.
Hope this helps.
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