- Age 35-54
- 270 lbs
- 5' 10"
- wells me
- Injury Status In Pain
- Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
- Repeat injury? No
- Doctor/Care Giver last dr said another surgery i could end up in a wheelchair
- Number of Surgeries 3
- Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
I have had 3 back surgery's after the first one i was involved in a car accident an needed my second surgery . i was back to work full time an overtime then i got in another car accident an my back was messed up again had 2 surgery an was not the same always sore . then i was hit by a lady trying to get to the flower show an plowed into the side of my mini van an knocked me right off the drivers seat with seat belt on. was told i need another surgery an i would be on the table 3 hours . well my wife was waiting for me after surgery an 10 hours later i came out of surgery . my arm was bent the same way thru the whole thing . an i had no feeling left in my arm but it came back thank god . the doctor told myself an wife that with all the scar tissue in there that is what took so long an could only remove 1 of the 2 disc that were ruptured . an was told if they had to go in again i would end up in a wheelchair for life . so they had me do physical therapy an it ruptured another disc . so now i am on pain meds for the rest of my life an are classified as disabled for the rest of my life .the first 2 surgery's were 13 months apart an the 3 one was 9 yrs later . an i have a lot of good days an bad days .