Hello all my name is Tyler and I have been a CPP for the last 6 years.
It all started in 2004 with a football injury to my left shoulder that proceeded to kill all of my cartilage in my shoulder. I have a hemi-plasty on the humeral head with a cadaver cartilage allograft.
I played football from the age of 8 until 28. I also played hockey and baseball. About 2 years ago I started having SEVERE pain in my lower back with pain radiating to my right leg. I was brushed off as having muscle spasms for the first 6 months. Had a MRI done and it showed severe DDD in my entire lumbar area. So I did my PT, didn't work. Got my Epidurals, minimally effective. Did my facet injections, no help. Now it is on to my discogram this Friday the 19th. The Dr is talking about disk decompression if the results this Friday are positive.
So that's me in a nut shell.
Also, I am a RN/EMT-P if anyone has any questions. But if you ask, just remember, they are my opinions and not a medical diagnosis.