Hello everyone! I am a chronic pain sufferer of 17 years since my car accident which caused a severe burst(compression) fracture to the T-12 area. I have facet arthritis, scoliosis, a few bulging discs that showed up on an MRI a few years ago. I am going in for an MRI in the next few weeks to see what a neurosurgeon can do for me. They never considered me a surgical candidate until recently (due to my age), and I dont know if I am a candidate now, but am ready to get rid of this pain! I have been taking vicodin on and off for probably 15 years and I am getting real tired of doctors telling me to go for yet another round of steroid injections along with physical therapy. I recently had both of my hips operated on due to bursitis, which was ultimatley caused from my back injury, but I am petrified to have a back surgery! Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Talk to you all soon =]