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Hi fellow back pain suferers I am a newbie
Thought I would try something new and talk to other chronic back pain people like me. I am coming up on my 15 year anniversary of the accident that changed my life forever. On me 40th birthday I thought I would have some fun so I went snowmobiling with 3 good friends. We were having a great day on the marked trails until noon time when we decided to get some lunch. We crossed the main road and went down an unmarked trail to the pizza shop. I was last in line because I was a novice when we came to a large bowl in the trail. I sped up the bowl hitting about 40 mph and thought I would fly down the oncoming hill when I came to the top of the hill I realized that the trail cut sharply to the right and rode a ridge. By this time I could not change my course of direction and I drove off a 40 foot cliff and landed on a huge downed pine tree which I rode on my back with the machine on top of me until I hit the trees exposed stump.I FLEW ABOUT 25 FEET FROM THE IMPACT SPOT AND I KNEW I HAD DONE EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO MY BODY I COULD NOT MOVE. The emts and rangers along with about 25 spectators gathered and pulled me up the cliff on a gurney board. To make a long story short I had broke all my ribs on my right side along with 20 small bones that run up my spine and I had moved L5 about 2 inches. I had to have spinal fusion surgery on L3 L4 AND L5 with titanium rods and 6 pedicle screws or my s1 nerve would have severed causing me to lose the ability to pee shit or get a erection. I have been in chronic pain for 14 years and have gone through many procedures at 3 different pain clinics. Just writing this stupid blog is causing me extensive back pain and I have to stop writing. I am sure this horror story is lame compared to others but my life sucks and I hate my back pain. I am at the end of my rope.