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I can't see my DDD



  • well guys my nerve root was severely compressed between 2 herniations, the 2 disc were black, I mean black, and the nerve root curled almost like a nickle.

    that was too painful.
  • Oh Lord, that must have hurt!!
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  • I'm happy I found this form too. I find many folks out their with the same problems I have. I'm a 30yr female and I first found out I had DDD at the age 13 when I was a school. I was a very happy little girl who loved to run jump around all the time. The doctors told me that when I turn 30 I will be wheeled-bound and can't walk. Well I'm 30 and still walking on my own two feet but in very horrible pain though. My DDD is Severe don't know the grade level they didn't tell me. I have scoliois too which makes it more painful.

    You can have a happy life if you want too just choose to have one its a choice! Praise GOD I have't had to have surgery on my back.

  • Hey I have had Cervical DDD since I was a baby but I just got dignosed with it at age 18. It's been the most scarest thing in my life ever. They are now saying I have it in my Thoraic and possibly in my lumbar they are not sure yet becuase they haven't done a full scan of my back. So I am not sure what is going on. No doctor will ever touch me. When I graduate at end of this year from high school I won't have insurance. So I need to get something done because I can't live with these migraines and neck pains and shoulder pains. Gosh it sucks. Well, I hope you find some help.
    Love Always,
  • Hi Keyko,

    Maybe you can apply for Medicaid if you have low income and can't work, or apply for Social Security. It takes a long time; get a lawyer; the sooner you start the process, the better, because they will backpay from the disability date. They do however have a strict guidelines for back conditons to consider it severe enougn to be a disability. You're young, and you may have a good case, depending on medical evidence.
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