I had my spinal fusion (L3-L4, L4-L5, L5-S1) done in Jan 04 and was doing pretty good until Jan 09, I started having lower back pains again and went to see the doctors. X-rays show nothing is wrong with the fusion so was given medication to deal with the pain. In May of 2010 I fell down some stairs and landed on my back, now the pain is getting really bad and still cannot find anything wrong. Was given a stronger medication for the pain as it is not only my back, but knees, ankles, and recently found out have a bone spur at C5-C6. Doctors don't seem to understand that some of us would rather enjoy life than be on medication 24/7 for pain.
I see doctors through the VA for most of my care and to be honest sometimes I wonder just where they got their training.
Life has to get better I don't think it could get much worse for me.
Thanks for letting me ramble,