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PID - Prolapsed Intervertebrae Disk of the Spine

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PID - Prolapsed Intervertebrae Disk of the Spine

Post Number:#1  Postby Iza » Mon Nov 26, 2007 12:45 pm

Is it safe for a person diagnosed with PID dive? Will carrying the tank worsen the problem? Appreciate inputs from experts out there.
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Re: PID - Prolapsed Intervertebrae Disk of the Spine

Post Number:#2  Postby lordnabil » Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:02 pm

hmmm.... good question... heheee...
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Re: PID - Prolapsed Intervertebrae Disk of the Spine

Post Number:#3  Postby persak » Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:04 pm

please anybody experts are welcome
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Re: PID - Prolapsed Intervertebrae Disk of the Spine

Post Number:#4  Postby Snafu » Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:31 pm

Have a look in here http://malaysianunderwater.com/smff/ind ... 151.0.html while we find you doctor.

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Re: PID - Prolapsed Intervertebrae Disk of the Spine

Post Number:#5  Postby Bones » Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:03 am

How severe is the PID?

Anyway, diving is contraindicated with PID. This is because, PID symptoms may worsen or gets exacerbated with increased pressure on the disc and this is caused by bending movements (especially in carrying heavy objects).

Carrying tanks (even worse when climbing up a boat with your whole gear on) can precipitate acute pain and worse cause the disc materials to prolapse and impinge on the nerve or spinal cord.

But then, you should check with your surgeon and perhaps do an MRI to confirm  the diagnosis.

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Re: PID - Prolapsed Intervertebrae Disk of the Spine

Post Number:#6  Postby Iza » Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:32 am

Bones wrote:How severe is the PID?

Anyway, diving is contraindicated with PID. This is because, PID symptoms may worsen or gets exacerbated with increased pressure on the disc and this is caused by bending movements (especially in carrying heavy objects).

Carrying tanks (even worse when climbing up a boat with your whole gear on) can precipitate acute pain and worse cause the disc materials to prolapse and impinge on the nerve or spinal cord.

But then, you should check with your surgeon and perhaps do an MRI to confirm  the diagnosis.

If you need further advice, please PM me.


Thank you 'DR' Bones.. :) Will PM you soon.
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Re: PID - Prolapsed Intervertebrae Disk of the Spine

Post Number:#7  Postby irukandji » Fri Dec 07, 2007 1:07 am

I'm having this problem too..... sigh.......cannot dive for 6 months  [-(
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Re: PID - Prolapsed Intervertebrae Disk of the Spine

Post Number:#8  Postby AyahLang » Fri Dec 07, 2007 9:23 am

I have something similar, though minor, but more to the neck area, cervical spondylosis. Sometimes I take the precaution to tip a helper to carry my bc+tanks onto the boat for me, don bc inwater, and reverse when done. 10 to 20 bucks going out is better than burning the whole dive trip.

But really, the doctor's advice is what you need to follow....
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