- Age 35-54
- 120 lbs
- 4' 8"
- Central Square NY
- Injury Status In Pain
- Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
- Chronicity 18+ Months
- Repeat injury? No
- Doctor/Care Giver Orthopedic surgeon, Pain Management
- Number of Surgeries 4+
- Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis
I was in a car accident hit from behind. I have done every single thing except chiropractic care. I have had an L-4/5 fusion in my back. No difference in my pain, and I have episodes of crushing pain where I can't bend at all. I scream until it subsided.
I have had 3 fusions on my neck from 3 to 5 and my neck is in really bad shape, and progressing everyday!
I am in need of a surgery that will be a fusion, lamenectomy with rods and screws from C-3 to T-3 to try to stop the progression of my stenosis and DDD.
Dr is not sure this will work, and I have a high risk of paralysis if I just let this go...I feel so defeated!