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can i carry a child?

By Anonymous July 14, 2011 - 4:46am
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in 26 years old and have ddd also i have 2 lumbar disc out of place at l4 and l5...ive been told i need need disc replacement but still waiting...im on strong medication and jus found out im pregnant....do you think i could carry and give birth to my baby....my pain is servere and sometimes i am unable to walk or do day 2 day task...x

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Hi, I'm 37 and have had DDD since I was 26. I haven't gotten pregnant yet but am planning to. I've tried a lot of things and chiropractic, spinal decompression and acupunture have been most effective. My symptoms were much like yours when I was your age. I was able to get off narcotic pain medicine after years of taking it thanks to acupuncture. You can do acupuncture for pain relief while preg. For me the combination of chiro/acupunture has been wonderful. The pain meds only masked the symptoms and surgery would be spinal fusion and there's no guarantee it would help me. I really feel for you going through this pain while you are pregnant but I do truly believe there is hope for pain relief and you can make it through. I hope this helps and best wishes to you and blessings.

January 21, 2012 - 9:49pm
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