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My first time here. Hi all.
I am a chronic cervical, thorasic, lumbar and everywhere else sufferer.
I have had neck fusion ( 2004)and have screws and plates there, and go off at the airport like a terrorist.
In 1994 I was the victim of a car accident where I was hit behind.. and it started the ball rolling... I was only 44 then.....
In 1997 I had 6 lumbar fusions and lamenectomies with the discs done, and have 2 sets of bi lateral baxt titanium cages.and spent one yr. in a full body cast for that.... and in 2005 had a full right hip replacement done with femur etc...
I am now having spinal epidurals for my lower back on the left side. As my pain management Anesteologist calls my back... the junk yard.
The last severasl weeks I have added a new pain to the batch- acute muscle cramping- enough to absolutely faint over and to writhe in agony.
I take tons of vitamins and do eat good, am not heavy at all and ... here is the clincher- I ride full time- yes on horses. It is how I live my little life.
The muscle cramping is scaring me more than the cronic pain.