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lovely2llovely2 Posts: 2
edited 03/06/2015 - 6:09 AM in Degenerative Disc Disease
Well, I am new at this. I had filed last year in April, 2014 for disability due to the fact that I was having pain in my lower back and pain in my left leg with numbness and a burning feeling in my right thigh. I went to the hospital were they did x-rays and they said that I had degenerative disk disease and sciatica. The doctor at the hospital sent me to a neurosurgeon and he had me have an mri done. It showed that my spine was damaged and I had to have surgery done. The doctor did a spinal fusion on my l5-s1 and I have screws and rods holding my spine in place. I am 37 years old and have never been through this before but I must say this is hard. I stil have pain in my right thigh, I can't stand for to long or sit for to long, I don't take long car rides, I only sleep on my left side because the pain near the incision and pain in my right thigh, and I get help with cleaning, cooking, laundry, and shopping. I can't lift nothing heavy. I was denied at the inital and reconsideratio. I have a lawyer and I am at hearing stage. He says I have a good case. But I am still worried. Is there hope for me.


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    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
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  • 33 yrs old. Have had L2/3 L 4/5 fused with double bone graphs. Now neuro stimulator in place. Still have pain in lumbar and my SI's are degenerative as well. Pain management sent me to water therapy they released me said wasnt any good for me due to too much pain and so far gone. Been like this for years. Filed for disability got denied due to age the first time now i have a court hiring in place. Anyone else have to go thru this?
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