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Old 10-01-2005, 12:28 AM
Poncho Poncho is offline
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At what age were you when you first injured your back? I am just curious I guess. I don't think this question has been addressed before and just looking to compare.

I'll go first. I was 30 years old.
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Old 10-01-2005, 08:16 AM
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I injured my back when I was 21 years old. I'm getting my disc replaced with a Charite at L4-5 this Tuesday, October 4th, by Dr. James Yue. I'm turning 23 on October 27th, so in a sense, I'm getting a Charite for my birthday.
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Old 10-01-2005, 09:35 AM
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I was 19 -- walking to the door in my college apartment, and I just fell down in a heap. My back just gave out. I was so scared, had no idea why that would happen. Little did I know how bad it would progress in the years to come!

Thank heaven for Charite!!!
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Old 10-01-2005, 10:36 AM
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-->I was injured during football practice when I was 15 years old.
-->Snow skiing accident at 17. Surgery
-->Motor Vehicle Accident at 19 (not at fault).
-->Motor Vehicle Accident at 23 (not at fault). Surgery

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Old 10-01-2005, 01:30 PM
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After years of suffering with a bad back, I was 43 when I ruptured S1-L4.
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Old 10-01-2005, 02:11 PM
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This is kind of a fun comparison... My L5/SI was decimated in a physical restraint training exercise when I was 34, just 5 days shy of my 35th birthday (I prefer hurtjay22's birthday present). Prior to the injury I had no back pain or complaints.
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Old 10-01-2005, 02:20 PM
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Age 21: Lifting boxes incorrectly working in a supermarket warehouse.

Age 26: Tried to lift my gf's paint-jammed window a/all my strength; window didn't move, heard loud pop, and crawled for 2 wks. She was not impressed.

Age 35: Riding bike downhill and saw an ice patch thru snow at a stoplight. Jumped off bike and landed butt hard on ice.

Age 43 Hurt lifting couch up three flights of stairs w/buddy.

Age 50, sitting at computer, foot "fell asleep" and didn't wake up = drop foot. MRI 2 days later - stat.
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Old 10-01-2005, 05:04 PM
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I had on and off back pain in my 20-40�s nothing very serious

35-broke neck ski accident

41-fall off roof T-12 compression fracture totaled L5-S1 disc
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Old 10-01-2005, 05:27 PM
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Age 41. No prior history of back problems. Started tae-bo excercises and some gardening one weekend after a dreadfully long winter and tax season. Had minor back ache. 3 days later, bent down to put shoe on, and it shot down my leg - that was the beginning that hasn't yet seen an end.
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Old 10-01-2005, 07:24 PM
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Age 53, no prior back or neck problems, T-boned by SUV.
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2001 MVA; C5-C6 disk extruded
ongoing physical therapy, exercise and massage
ESI's, oral prednisone, trigger point injections
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2007 EMG/nerve conduction shows pattern of chronic radiculopathy
January, 2008: Prestige ST Artificial Disk Replacement, C5/6
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