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physical therapy?

Well i tried work again today. Left after 4 hours of pain. Called ns. Putting me back on sick leave amd i giess gonna try pt for a few weeks. Has anyone had any success with it?! At this point i am willing to try amything. I am also seeing a lawyer tomorow to apply for disability as a last resort. Im also beginning to think my dr thinks im coo coo. Anyone with choari understands. Those without just dont. Im really struggling financially right now bit if im not ready im not ready right. I have finally decided to listen to my body for once.
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  Hi...I did not do PT and my NS said it was a good thing I didn't as 6 months post op my one slightly bulging disk shifted and is blocking CSF just like my herniation did....PT would have made it all worse.

I have to ask, u said ur Dr thinks u r coo coo, is that ur NS? and If so...who is it, is he/she a chiari specialist?.....

U do have to listen to ur body, there is no way a Dr can give u a time line of when u can go back to work or certain activities until they do the op and see how u recover....Plus they need to take into account what u do at work!

   "selma"
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I would be very careful if u do, it might be good if they can simulate your job and build your endurance for that but make sure the pt knows about chiari. I wish you the best advocate for what you need and hang in there!
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Well my ns set up the appointment. Its pt and some work streghtening?! But i will definatly make sure they are aware of my having chiari. Thats what im afraid of. Them not knowing. Is it possible for it to hurt me more?
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I am sorry you are in so much pain:( I am glad you are taking more time o heal.  Take care of yourself!
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I am sorry to hear that work didn't go so well, but you have to relize that it is a very physical job.  I did PT and it did help with strenghten, and she also tried to simulate my job to see if I was able.  This is when she even suggested Disability.  I never returned to work due to the advise of my dr.  I also had a very physical job.  I think us with Chairi this is one subject that is hard for some of us to deal with.  Emotionally I was not ready to quit my job, but as you say.  You have to do what you have to do what is best for yourself.  Good luck with the PT.  Let us know how it work's.  At least this way you will be able to see if you could actually do the job on a daily basis.  Good luck.
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Thank you for all your advice and kind words. You are a wonderful friend. Tho i dont know you personally. I feel as if i have known you a long time. I will keep you posted. :)
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Give the PT a go. I work in industrial work as well, and I am going for work reconditioning starting tomorrow. I am 6 weeks out and I am going for four/five weeks and then I am going to go back to work.

I am so sorry you are having trouble with your job. linnielou232, I am also sorry that you could never go back to work. That is one of my major concerns. I am the bread winner in my household right now, and I NEED to be able to work. We are sinking financially and it *****, big time.
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It was a very very hard issue for me to except not returning to work.  Not many people can say they love their job, but I looked forward to going every day, and I was determined I was going to be able to go back.  I think this was one of my worst stuggles.  Just learning what your body can do and not do.  We definetely don't want to take a step backward.  I get up every day and try to accomplish something.  I know I have something out there that I am needed for, but as my husband said.  I need to learn to be patient and my calling will come to me.  I wish you the best with PT.  I pray it works for you.  I know it was difficult for me also finacially not being able to work any longer.  After working 33 yrs of my life it has been a life altering thing.  Just life chaning.  Some of us are not exceptable to change.  I'm still working on this.  My husband say's I'm getting better at it. LOL..  Good luck with therapy.
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