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what landed us here???

mcb1973mmcb1973 Posts: 9
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:42 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hello All-

Just wondering what landed us here....

Speaking for myself two different rear end accidents.

Just feeling soar.


  • I was learning how to water ski and I wrecked real hard. :( I heard and felt my disc pop. :S :(

    Not going to water ski again. ;)
  • I fell off of a top bunkbed....straight back. Just got worse over the years until it was enough pressure to rupture the disc. I feel soooooo much better after my surgery. Amazing!
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  • Helicopter crash in 84 - all areas "hurt" now failing. 2 hit and runs from "drunks" I am guessing as to how they drove away! Helicopter - whole spine had issues, car (both rear end hits) upper back and neck.

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
  • ....a sneeze!!!!

    on top of bad genetics, normal (and abnormal) wear and tear.

    there i was, talking on the phone, reaching infront of me with the other hand,....ACHOO...SCREAM...and the back has never been the same since.

  • a rear end car accident June 2007, toyota hilux dual cab with bull bar, thought I had gone, but hadn't (was waiting for an oncoming car).
    Get this... the insurance company says it's partly my fault because I proceed out of the intersection (according to other driver) and stopped suddenly.
    I say baloney, I didn't proceed out and luckily being in the insurance industry knew to take a photo of where the glass from my back windscreen on the road, which clearly proves I was behind the line.
    Fighting with the company over everything from pre-existing injuries to accident being my fault, man I hate insurance companies!
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  • Dawn...I was told a sneeze or a stretch is so common. I stretched upon waking up one morning...and POP!

    Of course has sciatica for years. Started in college and unsure if it was from spinning out on black ice. But hadn't hurt in 7 years...was training for my final marathon (hindsight should have quite while I was ahead) and had a massage (also regret)...and leg pain was terrible. I took 5 days off exercising and was getting better but nope, the disc was spring loaded and it was a matter of time....in my case time and a stretch that pushed me into where I am.

    I'm 5-6 months in dealing...and optimistic that this happened to force me to rethink how I'm approaching my life...but it aint easy. Thankfully I have all you folks who understand!
  • SpineAZSpineAZ WiscPosts: 1,084
    Very interesting topic!

    For me it appears to be purely poor genetics or even possibly an effect of any medications my birth mother took (in the 60's there were many meds that were later shown to cause some abnormalities).

    I have lax ligaments and tendons. Many of my joints are loose and move too much including those in my spine, knees, and feet thus far.
    2 ACDFs, 2 PCDF, 3 LIFs; Rt TKR; Rt thumb fusion ; Lt thumb arthroplasty; Ehlers Danlos 
  • I don't know where it all started. Maybe it was that diving accident in a concrete pool in Illinois. Or a bad fall I had while in the Air Force. Or years of physical abuse at the steel mill. But here I am..a fusion patient!

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