- Age 35-54
- 210 lbs
- 6' 0"
- Dallas, Texas
- Injury Status In Pain
- Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
- Chronicity 18+ Months
- Repeat injury? No
- Doctor/Care Giver Dr Kusi Fordjour
- Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis
I was a 43 yr old female (46 now) who went to a neurosurgeon on Friday and was scheduled for a 3 level ACDF on Monday with a large bone spur as well. I couldn't write, my arms hurt so bad I cried raising them, my bladder was doing its own thing and I my gait was severely altered and I was barely able to walk. I wore a hard collar for 3 months and lost my job of 17 years when I wasn't medically released. A year late c3/4 slipped and c4/5 is herniated. This pain on top of my old pain. I've been waiting on disability for over 2 years. I'm bent over and have chronic pain . Wishing for a better quality of life.