I am 43 years old and have had 8 surgeries (4lumbar, 4 cervical) in the past 6 years. My 1st neurosurgeon (performed 4 of the surgeries) gave up and declared "failed back syndrome". I went to another spine surgeon stated that I needed another 2 level fusion, making that 4 levels starting at s1. I have gone through the injection 3 times over and PT so much that I could probably open my own practice. I have had 4 cervical fusions (3 performed by a different neurosurgeon). He did a 4 level through the front and 5 levels through the back.
None of the surgeries have helped. The spine surgeon says to eat more protein, then 2 months later he says to take more vitamin d and a multi vitamin. My fusion is not taking. I am on injections again, still no relief. What other options are out there because I am flat out wore out. I can't sit for more than 15 minutes at a time, I can't stand for more than 5 minutes at a time, I can't bend, drive or ride more than 10 minutes before having to shift from position to position. I weigh 120 and am 5'4" so I know it isn't weight related. I have been forced to go on disability by my employer. I can't do any activities without it putting me out of commission for 3 to 4 days before moving again. If anyone has any suggestions, please provide. The depression is pushing me to my limits.