Hi, new member here. Have been reading on here awhile but just joined. So here is my info:
Retired military had first back issue 94/95 MRI non herniated pulpous L4/5 pain meds back mechanics class.
Pain off and on OTC medication alcohol for that(I know not good answer) , wore back support brace tried to limit what I did. Pain never went away just learned to live with it for next 10 years. 05/06 pain worse taking tramadol sent to pain mgt given epidural injections that worked for about 2 years then wore off sooner so again learned to just take meds. 2013 involved in MVA rear ended at traffic light MRI shows C4/5/6 herniation , T7/8 herniation , L4/5 herniation and 7, or 8 bulging disks in there. Did conservative measures PT, heat, cold, tens unit, injections nerve blocks, narcotic pain meds. Then tried RFA for T7/8/9 area with gabapentin. Then pain mgt sent me to Ortho surgeon, had ACDF C4/5/6 Aug 2013. Now going in tomorrow for PLDF with inst L4/5. Have read all 26 pages of the list by juju beans and salt works. Have my adjustable bed and my other stuff already to go. Have been out of work since Jul 2013 doctor said I might go back light duty??? Anyway that's my story this is a great site helped a lot.
ACDF C4/5/6 Aug 2014
PLDF W/Inst L4/5 Feb 2015
RFA T7/8/9 Jul 2014 all from MVA Jul 2013