- Age 55+
- 200# lbs
- 5' 4"
- Birmingham, Al
- Injury Status In Pain
- Physical activity per week 8+ hours
- Chronicity 18+ Months
- Repeat injury? No
- Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis
Been told I need surgery. Artificial disc bone graft to replace a disc. Or rods and screws along 3 vertebrae. Or another decompression at one level to remove deterred disc tissue from nerve with a window through the vertebrae.
Can't walk more than 1 hour without severe pain.