- Age 55+
- 200 lbs
- 5' 10"
- Racine, WI
- Injury Status In Pain
- Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
- Chronicity 18+ Months
- Repeat injury? No
- Doctor/Care Giver Dr. Dennis Maiman
- Number of Surgeries 1
- Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease
I tried all kind of treatments before surgery but none worked. I finally went to see a surgeon, who said I required surgery. I had the survey which was a fusion on L4, L5 and S1. After surgery I went to many week of physical therapy. I continued to have pain even after the therapy. I went back to the doctor who now said I would require another surgery, only this time going thru the front. I was ready to have this done until I saw the surgeon. He told me all the things that could go wrong. I talked it over with my wife and we decided one operation was enough. I am still in pain and I am using a fentenal patch. The patch helps a little. I also was going to have an election simulator implanted but I have a deflibulater/pacemaker implanted so they advised against it.