I truly want to share my story because I have hopes that it can help some of you out there. I say some because we all know not everyone is the same. I am 44 (almost 45) year old man who has served Active Duty Navy for 22 years. dating back about 10 years ago, I started have chronic back pain. As a kid I did a lot of extreme sports and I guess as I aged it finally caught up to me.
I developed DDD and had the cushioning in between the vertebrae start breaking down. I developed such bad Sciatica that I tried facet joint injections (3 sets of them), first gave me 6 weeks of relief and the other two gave me about 1 week of relief before the pain returned. Fed up when I returned home I had anterior 2 level spinal fusion surgery of the L4-L5-S1. Surgery went well and I quickly returned to somewhat normal activity (wearing a brace for 11 months) But my back remained stiff and I slept on a heating pad. Also I began to have neck problems (it appeared my neck was doing the same thing my lower lumbar had done.), In addition, I developed some arthritis in my hands that made them stiff and painful. I was taking Gabapentin, tramadol, baclofen and mobic, daily in order to keep the aches and pain managable.
I stayed active but we all know how miserable you can get. Daily activites became more a chore and I wondered what I would do. I had a friend with Chrohn's disease and he asked me to look at some products that had improved his life. It was a joint complex and I had taking Bioflex, Arthriflex, Move-all, and Flex all. They had helped a little but the truth was they just made things slightly more bearable. Reluctantly I decided that I would give this product a shot and I can tell you the truth is the results for me have been nothing short of a miraculous quality of life improvement.
the stiffness in my back subsided to the point I no longer have to sleep on a heating pad, the pain and stiffness in my hands has completely gone away (I still can feel it slightly but no where near what I was feeling.) and as I take the vitamins I have found a significant increase in my energy levels. I almost feel young again (until I look in the mirror - Ha Ha) I am really hoping that I can get my story out there and hopefully help others out who have similar problem. This is not a spam advertisement for some witch doctor voo doo. I will not say it is a miracle cure but if I can help people who were as miserable as I was just 4 months ago, then I am determined to do it. Please feel free to contact me via private message, or leave a comment here. I am more than willing to give out my name, friend you on facebook or even give my personal cell phone to those who may be interested. As a military member I especially want to get the word out there to veteran's who may be hurting like I was. If there is any information you wish to talk to me about my anterior spinal fusion or the conditions that I have experienced, please feel free. I hope my story is inspiring to some of you out there, I know that 2 years ago I was reaching out to these same forums looking for some kind of help.....which is the main reason I am returning to several of these forums to offer a hand to those in need.
I will post this in a couple of other forums since I am post spinal fusion surgery, I just want to get the word out and help as many people as possible.