ADRSupport Community  

Go Back   ADRSupport Community > General Discussion > The Big File

The Big File All issues not easily categorized in the above forums are here. Comments on general health, diet, "getting comfortable," and more are here.

Thread Tools
Old 10-01-2005, 08:15 PM
Jim M2 Jim M2 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 171

Age 18-21 - Heavy labor

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

Age 48 - onset of chronic pain

Age 49 - L5S1 ADR
Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2005, 02:09 AM
Posts: n/a

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.

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.
Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2005, 06:44 AM
hucky hucky is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 151

46 - no back problems till rear ended in car crash. ruptured C6/7 radiculapathy right side. pain in lower back radiating down right leg.

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
Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2005, 06:01 PM
cervie queen cervie  queen is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 1998
Posts: 264

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

Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2005, 08:07 PM
JeffreyD JeffreyD is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 374

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.
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)
Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2005, 09:22 PM
Posts: n/a

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!
Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2005, 08:49 AM
Posts: n/a

Hurt at work at 23....
Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2005, 01:56 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 128

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
Greensboro, NC
Lost all ADR Appeals w/ UHC PLIF Fusion L5-S1 on 5/17/05.
Pars Defect L3-L4
DDD L3-L4 L4-L5
3 LVL Fusion Scheduled 4/08
Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2005, 03:31 AM
Poncho Poncho is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 422

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.
Poncho (aka Prodisc Poster Girl)
2 level ADR (Prodisc)
Dr. Bertagnoli May 22, 2004 Rudolfinerhaus Vienna, Austria.
Currently DRUG FREE and living life again!
Knowledge is Power!!!
Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2005, 10:56 AM
Mariaa Mariaa is offline
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,121

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...
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:20 PM.

© Copyright 2006-2017 All rights reserved.