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dancerpegddancerpeg Posts: 4
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:59 AM in New Member Introductions
I'm a 45 year old women.
I've been in low back pain for the past two years. So let me explain how I got to this pain. I was working at a gas station and a 14 year old girl was driving her sister car with mom in the car.She was parking the car and hit the gas pedal and ran into the building. When she hit the side of the building the counter came flying at me hitting me in the right hip and all the drawer knocked me off my feet so my butt hit the floor. So my injuries are L-3 to S-1 I've had radiofrequency ablation on the right side of the back and waiting to get the left side done. Then the doctor is going to give me steroid injection in to my SI joint because that pain runs all they way down to my right knee. I have a hernated disc on L4-L5. But before the accident I was very active with walking everyday and doing Zumba 3x a week lost 70 lbs. But two years later I've gain back 55 lbs.
Beside having low back pain, I also have cervical problems because of a straight neck. I understood my neck pain and dealt with it for over the past 21 years but to deal with back pain is a whole different story.
Thanks for listening..Dancerpeg


  • Welcome to spine health! Sad to hear of your accident that left you with lumbar problems. Sounds like you are seeing a PM doctor to help.

    Have you been to a fellowship trained orthopedic or neurosurgeon? How have you found the radiofrequency abalation with helping pain wise?

    >:D< Karen
    >:D< >:-D< : Karen
    L3-S1 herniation and bulges, stenosis, mod facet,ddd,impinged nerves,coccydinia
    discectomy/lami July 2011-unsuccessful
    adr L5-S1 Feb 2012
  • Yes, I have an Orthopedic nonsurgeon to deal with the pain. I'm also having to deal with L&I over all this and it takes forever to get the procedure done. The radiofrequency ablation has helped on the right side of the back. So that why they went and started the left side.
    In 2010 right after the accident I went to a chiroprator so that didn't help at all. First I was told there was nothing they do by my regular doctor and so I closed my case. Then I decided to get another opinion and came up with this treatment plan.
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