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Can someone help me

Charles J 1CCharles J 1 Posts: 1
edited 12/30/2014 - 7:27 AM in Degenerative Disc Disease
Hello my name is Charles,

I have Advanced cervical formainal stenosis and Spondylolisthesis L5/S1 with a spinal fusion and a titanium baskets, over the years the condition has worsen, can't feel my arms neck and upper back pains from 1 to 10 it would be an 11, I have a morphine pump implanted in my stomach and the condition has worsen, the question I need to find out, can it be possible that these injuries are related to one another, in the gulf war I stepped on a landmine and messed my legs and back up pretty bad, they were able to save my legs but a few years later I could not feel my legs this is why the spinal fusion to L5/S1. I need to find out if the first injury caused the 2nd injury??? the explosion threw me in the air about 40 feet and I landed on my back making my hip unbalanced, now I have a wear in my hips which caused the lower back injury, now the stenosis, can or are they related and is it medically proven or written anywhere. Please help thanks Charles


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,865
    Welcome to Spine-Health

    First, my thanks to soldiers like you who always risked their lives to keep others free. - Thank you and I am sorry that the war has taken its toll on your body.

    One thing to keep in mind, The Pain level. In reality, almost 99.999% can ever be a true 10. Once you get past 9, you start to lose the ability to take care of yourself. At a 10, the only safe place is in the Emergency Room. I know the pain scale today is not the most efficient, thats why so many folks tend to go to the upper limit or beyond. Pain levels are subjective. Your pain level 9 could be anothers 3.

    Doctors can tell just by clinical examinations the level of true pain a patient is in

    I think it is pretty safe to say that there is some definite relationships between all of your injuries and your pain today. So many seem to overlap into other areas. But keep in mind, there are no medical professionals here, only lay people. You might want to have part of your discussion with your doctor(s)
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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