any word on Sullinger?

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    any word on Sullinger?

    did he come back in the game last night?

    I read somewhere he had back spasms...anyone hear anything?

     

    we cant lose a big man even for a few games .

     

     
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    They have not said anything but he is day to day.  His back was the reason he fell in the draft.

     
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    Back spasms were not the reason he fell in the draft was it? I thought it was more spine related. 

     
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    From an on-line medial encyolpedia: Bottom line is bluging disks (Sully's problem) can cause muscle spasms (Sully's symptom).

    "While some people with a stage-one bulge may never appear in the doctor's office complaining of back pain, the classic stage-one patient comes to the doctor because of sudden, acute onset of pain. The reason for the pain is not so much the bulging disc itself but the fact that the back muscles are in spasm, usually on one side of the back. This is why a person with this kind of backache characteristically walks tilted over sideways and with great difficulty.The cause of the muscle spasm lies in the fact that the bulging disc is pressing against the ligament that holds it in place. Since this ligament contains nerves, the result is pain. Because of the initial pain, the back muscles go into spasm as part of the body's effort to immobilize the painful area. Rather than improving matters, the result is more pain.After several episodes of this type, the bulge may become what is called herniated, indicating that the problem has worsened involving the sciatic nerve and spinal nerve root compression.

     
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    In response to futbal's comment:

    From an on-line medial encyolpedia: Bottom line is bluging disks (Sully's problem) can cause muscle spasms (Sully's symptom).

    "While some people with a stage-one bulge may never appear in the doctor's office complaining of back pain, the classic stage-one patient comes to the doctor because of sudden, acute onset of pain. The reason for the pain is not so much the bulging disc itself but the fact that the back muscles are in spasm, usually on one side of the back. This is why a person with this kind of backache characteristically walks tilted over sideways and with great difficulty.The cause of the muscle spasm lies in the fact that the bulging disc is pressing against the ligament that holds it in place. Since this ligament contains nerves, the result is pain. Because of the initial pain, the back muscles go into spasm as part of the body's effort to immobilize the painful area. Rather than improving matters, the result is more pain.After several episodes of this type, the bulge may become what is called herniated, indicating that the problem has worsened involving the sciatic nerve and spinal nerve root compression.



    So is the beginning of a serious condition.  Or is it gradual over years.

     
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    In response to OneOnOne's comment:

    Back spasms were not the reason he fell in the draft was it? I thought it was more spine related. 



    Back spasms can be caused by many problems including discs and repetitive motion. Sullinger missed games while he was at Ohio State due to back spasms. His back condition was serious enough for many NBA team doctors to red flag him. He's playing in the NBA now so there's even more wear and tear on his body now. Let's hope he doesn't miss too many games due to this medical condition.

    http://espn.go.com/nba/draft2012/story/_/id/8069495/2012-nba-draft-docs-medically-red-flag-jared-sullinger-sources-say

     
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    In response to OneOnOne's comment:

    Back spasms were not the reason he fell in the draft was it? I thought it was more spine related. 



    Back spasms can be caused by many problems including discs and repetitive motion. Sullinger missed games while he was at Ohio State due to back spasms. His back condition was serious enough for many NBA team doctors to red flag him. He's playing in the NBA now so there's even more wear and tear on his body now. Let's hope he doesn't miss too many games due to this medical condition.

    http://espn.go.com/nba/draft2012/story/_/id/8069495/2012-nba-draft-docs-medically-red-flag-jared-sullinger-sources-say

     
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    I read somewhere Doc played with a bulging disk that occaisonally flaired up (and still does). Maybe that is why the Celts were comfortable taking Sully.

     
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    Re: any word on Sullinger?

    In response to futbal's comment:

    From an on-line medial encyolpedia: Bottom line is bluging disks (Sully's problem) can cause muscle spasms (Sully's symptom).

    "While some people with a stage-one bulge may never appear in the doctor's office complaining of back pain, the classic stage-one patient comes to the doctor because of sudden, acute onset of pain. The reason for the pain is not so much the bulging disc itself but the fact that the back muscles are in spasm, usually on one side of the back. This is why a person with this kind of backache characteristically walks tilted over sideways and with great difficulty.The cause of the muscle spasm lies in the fact that the bulging disc is pressing against the ligament that holds it in place. Since this ligament contains nerves, the result is pain. Because of the initial pain, the back muscles go into spasm as part of the body's effort to immobilize the painful area. Rather than improving matters, the result is more pain.After several episodes of this type, the bulge may become what is called herniated, indicating that the problem has worsened involving the sciatic nerve and spinal nerve root compression.



    I would caution in tieing spasms to a herniation too soon.  If Sullinger were an inactive person of a more advanced age, the erector spinae muscles are weaker and less able to maintian the proper spinal curve (and angles) resulting in pressure on the vertebrae to mis-align and that could be the cause of the herniation. He's young and strong and the spasms may only indicate that there was some strain - as that which comes from a fall, but not necessarily idicative of a permanent condition.  Do we know if he hit the floor in the game or even at a shootaround?  

     
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    Re: any word on Sullinger?

    In response to futbal's comment:

    From an on-line medial encyolpedia: Bottom line is bluging disks (Sully's problem) can cause muscle spasms (Sully's symptom).

    "While some people with a stage-one bulge may never appear in the doctor's office complaining of back pain, the classic stage-one patient comes to the doctor because of sudden, acute onset of pain. The reason for the pain is not so much the bulging disc itself but the fact that the back muscles are in spasm, usually on one side of the back. This is why a person with this kind of backache characteristically walks tilted over sideways and with great difficulty.The cause of the muscle spasm lies in the fact that the bulging disc is pressing against the ligament that holds it in place. Since this ligament contains nerves, the result is pain. Because of the initial pain, the back muscles go into spasm as part of the body's effort to immobilize the painful area. Rather than improving matters, the result is more pain.After several episodes of this type, the bulge may become what is called herniated, indicating that the problem has worsened involving the sciatic nerve and spinal nerve root compression.



    I would caution in tieing spasms to a herniation too soon.  If Sullinger were an inactive person of a more advanced age, the erector spinae muscles are weaker and less able to maintian the proper spinal curve (and angles) resulting in pressure on the vertebrae to mis-align and that could be the cause of the herniation. He's young and strong and the spasms may only indicate that there was some strain - as that which comes from a fall, but not necessarily idicative of a permanent condition.  Do we know if he hit the floor in the game or even at a shootaround?  

     

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