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3 back surgeries at such a young age

Hello i am new here. I am a 26 year old male i started having back problems at the age of 18 my first fusion was at the age of 20 then a second at 22 about 5 months ago i had a 3rd surgery and was told there is nothing else they can do for me i live in pain on a daily basis and have been denied ssi dressing myself from the waist down is imposable i take norco 7.5 4 times daily please help i dont know what to do
justin d


  • Don't give up on SSI or SSDI if you have enough qualifying quarters of work. Especially at your age, but also with most people it seems SSDI is rejected before. You could consult with an attorney. They don't get anything from SSDI if you are not successful, and if you are successful, the amount they receive is set by the government.
    4 level ACDF C4-C7 5-2-11, laminectomy & discectomy L4-L5 1/26/12, ALIF L4-5, L5-S1 12/10/12.
  • Ask your Dr for a muscle relaxant as well as a pain killer. Take them together. It's the only thing that stopped some of the pain
    for me.

    Have a less pain day
  • it is way too soon to determine anything about SSDI or long term disability. You are still recovering from this fusion, and as I'm sure that you were told, it can take up to a year for the fusion to heal before you start feeling better. Recovery from back surgery takes time, and commitment to be patient and work at your recovery. It is not an overnight success. It's a journey, not a destination.
    Over time, you will improve, but you must do exactly as your doctor tells you, in regard to doing as much walking as you are able to, many times a day, then PT to get you moving again, and you need to continue to work toward getting better, but it does take time.
  • i am on 7.5 325 norcos 120 amonth 180 50mg ultram and 90 10mg valium these do nothing for me when i can sleep i wake up crying from being in so much pain i have a atty fighting for ssdi and workers comp its been a year sence my injury and still have goten no check from comp claim lost my house and everything i worked so hard to get my car got repoed and im living from friend to freind my life sucks because of my employer
    justin d
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