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Doctor said they can do nothing to help you, build your core

Apr 01, 2016 2:44 PM

I have been going through so much. Broke my back shattered my tailbone as well as my horse breaking his leg. Doctors told me that they can't perform surgery on someone under 18 "too riskey" they said. I would love to hear other people. Let me know I am not the only one out there. Pilates, yoga, pain managment, therapy, swim therapy, accupuncture, injections, chiropractic, are just some things in my every day life. But they CAN'T TELL ME TO STOP RIDING HORSES!

Apr 02, 2016 3:57 PM

Well honey strengthen your core! You are young and if you can follow through with all the daily stuff you are having to deal with you will mature into one HELL of a strong person. So...persevere! You don't have to give up your passion...love and blessings, Terri

Apr 02, 2016 4:10 PM

Don't stop riding horses!!! I never will and I understand your pain. I've had 29 surgeries and will never refuse to swing a leg over my horse unless I'm dead. And I'm 50.. So, you go ride and have a good time!!

Apr 03, 2016 10:31 PM

Thank you so much. You have no idea what is means to me what you said. I am starting horse shows now every week, first one this next weekend for 6 months untill they decide to do surgery. Because I have a chance of being paralyzed I am already training my horse to listen to whips instead of legs. Even if I am put in a wheel chair before the age of 20.i will still ride and jump strapped to the saddle.

Apr 03, 2016 10:45 PM


Apr 04, 2016 12:36 PM

Graciebell, I once had a doc tell me, after my second cervical fusion surgery, that I should not do anything (workwise) in the house. I was a intermarried then. In 6 months I became so weak I could barely get out of my chair. I began doing little things, like during, dishes, until I rebuilt strength. It took 2 years before I could vacuum again. Follow your gut instinct. And don't quit living just because you have limitations! Hugs & prayers! 🙂💕🙏🌼

Apr 04, 2016 12:37 PM

Omg & Lol!!! Intermarried = Homemaker. 😂

Apr 04, 2016 12:50 PM

The VA keeps sending me to Phys Therapy for my back that has steadily been failing since the 90's. Thankfully now my Medicare doc says surgery will fix me, so I'm waiting for that to happen.
I feel the same, if I can't get my hands on a horse, I get nuts!
Can you get another opinion, maybe from a university medical or something? NO ONE is too young for surgery. Spine surgeries are performed on little kids, especially from traumatic damage.
Until you can get surgery, though, a strong tummy will help you support your spine and can reduce pain - but not damage. Of course, with already being at a competitive level, your core is probably already a rock!!
And I'm sorry your horse was broken too, that is the absolute worst. Hugs.

Mar 01, 2017 12:25 PM

Thank you everyone, still in lots of pain but going to see someone new next week. It took 2 years to get this appointment and hopefully it will pay off. I am still riding but completely crash after but wont give up.

Mar 02, 2017 9:29 AM

Hoping this upcoming doc is the perfect answer for you hun.

Mar 02, 2017 11:37 AM

Hello, Gracie.
I have no idea what you can do because the medical system is diffrent here in Canada . However i do want to commend you for reaching out in a public forum for support and guidance. I dont know many teenagers nowadays that would even consider doing what youre doing. Good for you and i wish you the best . I hope you find what you're needing soon.😊❤

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