- Age 55+
- 175 lbs
- 5' 7"
- Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
- Chronicity 18+ Months
- Number of Surgeries 1
- Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis
I had a fusion and compression of L4 and L5 about ten yrs. ago if I had known I would end up like this I would of not had the surgery. I can not go to the mall, zoo and activities with my family because I can't walk more than 10 to 15 minutes. I have had every nerve block , injection that is offered with no help. I now am on high doses of pain meds to manage pain. I can't even stand up straight . Makes a person think is life worth living like this.