i live in the bay area and as you know there was a major crash on landing that killed two people and injured scores others. as i continued to read, the majority of injuries are spinal fractures due to the pressure of the crash. having back and chronic pain over the years, i feel for these poor people. my thoughts and prayers are for them and hopefully their pain issues can get resolved. hopefully they get good doctors, neuro, orhto, and pain doctors to treat them. san francisco is a very liberal area but i don't know the overall policies for treating chronic pain. i am sure the majority of spinal fracture patients will have chronic pain issues for the rest of their lives. hope they get the kind of treatment that chronic pain people should get. if i read more about what is going on medically with spine issues, i will let you know
I have 4 fusions from L5-3, the latest last May '12 where they fixed my disc that broke.They went through my side this time. I take 40 mg of oxycontin 4x a day and 4 fenatyl lollipops 300 micro gms 4x a day.