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Been a while

My name is Joel and I have been living with back pain since 2002. The reason why the title says, "Been a while" is because I use to be very active on message boards many years ago, but the board shut down. I believe it was called the Backroom. Anyways, I'm still suffering along and thought I would get back into message boards.

Here is a brief history- 
Born with congenital scoliosis
Herniated L5/S1 in 2002 (I believe from lifting patients)
2 microD's - FAILED!
SCS implant -doesn't work anymore(lead moved)
Scar tissue causing nerve impingement 
Bulding discs
Back and leg pain/numbness
Been experiencing new pain and am thinking of getting a new SCS.

Looking forward to joining in on conversations!




  • LizLiz Posts: 9,617
    Hello Joel

    Please click on link for information about Spine-health
    Welcome to Spine-Health

    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • MayorDMMayorD Paden City, WVPosts: 3
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  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 5,916
    Hi MayorD!! Again, welcome to Spine Health!  
    We would certainly like to know a little more about you so others will join in.
    Are you currently seeing a doctor or specialist? What kind of treatments have you had, such as PT, injections, etc? 
    Do you or you and your doctor have a game plan?
    I'm currently dealing with some of the same issues and it isn't fun lol.
    Hope to hear more from you!!
    Spine-Health Moderator
    Please read my  Medical History
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