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Old 10-01-2005, 08:15 PM
Jim M2 Jim M2 is offline
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Age 18-21 - Heavy labor

Age 27 - herniation w/high pain levels. L5S1 discetomy.

Age 48 - onset of chronic pain

Age 49 - L5S1 ADR
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Old 10-02-2005, 02:09 AM
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18-35 sports - occasional lower back spasms/sprain

36-present I think it started when I lifted a heavy object while squatting and twisting out of commission for 3 weeks then a couple of years later it started with hip pain and it's just got worse.


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L3-L4 Moderate disc degeneration-A posterior fissure is present. A 4 mm central disc protrusion is noted. Mild hypertrophy of the facet joints. Mild spinal stenosis present,

L4-L5 Severe disc degeneration-A posterior fissure is present. Right paracentral posterior measuring 5 mm. Moderate hypertrophy of the facet joints. Mild spinal stenosis present.

L5-S1 Mild disc degeneration-A right posterolateral fissure is present. Mild 2 mm posterior disc bulge.
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Old 10-02-2005, 06:44 AM
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46 - no back problems till rear ended in car crash. ruptured C6/7 radiculapathy right side. pain in lower back radiating down right leg.

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MVA April 2003
Xray shows bulge on C6/7 and L5/S1 - put down to my natural aging.
CT shows bulge
Treated for whiplash, PT, Accupuncture, Massage symptoms predominatly on left hand side. No relief.
Aug 04 C6/7 ruptures. MRI shows no deteriorat
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Old 10-02-2005, 06:01 PM
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Age 6: Thrown from horse landed on my butt against a tree, knocked unconscious

Age 21: MVA car rolled over three times

Age 31: Fell 15 feet off ladder while painting house.

Age 35: Fell from chair lift at Sun Valley when seat of chair lift broke due to very cold weather.

Age 42: Slipped on pine needles on tennis court, broke coccyx

Age 55: Rear ended while stopped for pedestrian.

Age 58: Onset of severe back pain


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Old 10-02-2005, 08:07 PM
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34.
Pain while playing racquetball after heavy weight training. Pain resolved about 70% after a few months, then one day at work, my back just "went out"; coulkd not stand, or even move without searing horrible intense PAIN. My back went downhill every year after, bit by bit, until I could not walk and was looking at complete and total disability.
Age 46.......3 level ADR and improving month by month.
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15+ years back pain w/ advancing disc degeneration.
2002-2 level lumbar IDET w/ Nucleoplasty (very unsuccessful; huge setback)
Three level lumbar Charite (L3/4, L4/5, L5/S1) with Dr. Zeegers in Munich, Germany: 2/25/05 (successful)
Two level cervical Mobi-C (C5/6, C6/7) with Dr. Zeegers (successful)
Laser Facet Coagulation (left side: L3/4, L4/5, L5/S1 & sacral) with Prof. Dr. Reul (significant reduction in remnant lumbar & sacral pain)
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Old 10-02-2005, 09:22 PM
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Early 20s - Horse injury, fell off and on to a rock, cracked vertebra, but seemed to heal and no problems till......
40s, a couple minor horse injuries, but started having my back "going out". Would be in intense pain for 1-2 weeks, then ok.
49 - woke up one nite to go to the bathroom, intense shooting pain down my left leg, could not stand, bend, sit, etc. Discetomy took care of that pain.
49-present - recurring LBP, with radiating pain down leg, Dynesys surgery has seemed to help a lot!
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Old 10-03-2005, 08:49 AM
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Hurt at work at 23....
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Old 10-03-2005, 01:56 PM
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Age 15 - Fractured C5, C6 Wrestling in High School

Age 25 - Injured lower back in Car Accident

Age 37 - Lower Back Pain increased, DDD diagnosed L3-4, L5-S1

Age 39 - Fusion L5-S1
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Pars Defect L3-L4
DDD L3-L4 L4-L5
3 LVL Fusion Scheduled 4/08
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Old 10-04-2005, 03:31 AM
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Wow, what a response!!! I feel as though I should expand on my case a bit more since everyone else is sharing.

19 yrs old MVC - intermittent back aches for 11 years - didn't think anything of it.

30 yrs old - ruptured disc with semi-emergent micro-d. Had low back pains for 2 months prior, but went away with ibuprofen. This happened suddenly while stooping over to pick up a bottle of ibuprofen (ironically)

32 yrs old - lifting a patient from a cart to CT table. My life as a chronic pain patient began

33 yrs old - endoscopic discectomy - minimal relief of foot pain. Little effect on back pain.

34 yrs old - 2 level ADR (Prodisc) - Still symptomatic at times with pings of sciatica and low back aches. Only take tylenol and ibuprofen at this time.
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Old 10-05-2005, 10:56 AM
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28 y.o. Work related injury as Nurse in Neurosurgical unit teaching institution

35 y.o. first discectomy L5S1

38 y.o. 2nd discectomy L4 percutaneous/failed

now 51 y.o. and 2 possibly 3 level ADR candidate/scared tho hopeful...
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