- Age 55+
- 145 lbs
- 5' 7"
- Lubbock, Texas
- Injury Status In Pain
- Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
- Chronicity 18+ Months
- Repeat injury? Yes
- Doctor/Care Giver Dr Racz (Grace clinic)
- Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoporosis, Muscle Strain
Ok. I have four bulging disc, stenosis, osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease, spurs, and a dislocated tailbone. I'm in total chronic distress, a silent agony that I've had to learn to accept. I'm in the process of having a neurosurgeon evaluation of the MRI taken recently. I try not to let it get me down and I have great support. At the moment I'm taking Hydrocodone 10 mg, Lyrica 300 mgs, and Doxepin 100 mgs. This medication helps to take the edge off the pain I guess, because without it it's unbearable. It is frustrating to say the least. If anyone has any advice I would appreciate the feedback. I'm on disability and have been for about ten years. That was and is the hardest thing to accept, not being able to work.