DX: DDD started at age 31, scoliosis, osteoarthritis, stenosis, osteoporosis. Now 61.
History: 5 cervical fusions: 1 in 1986, 1987 and 1990; and had 2 more Nov. 2012. Now fused C3-4 through C7-T1.
Lumbar laminectomy. Severe scoliosis in lumbar and thoracic.
Treatment: Had pain management injections periodically from 2002 - 2009, but no longer due to osteoporosis. Using TENS unit (little results). Back braces: several (ladder back, turtle shell) but best results is 'warm & form' corset.
Biggest Issue: Cervical discomfort; especially sleeping. We have a Sleep Number bed, but the pillow is the issue. I have at least 10 pillows but still difficult.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks so much.