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TRS1960

Joined: 02/05/2010
My Story:
Crushed by a falling tree December of 2000, suffering a subdural hematoma, eight broken ribs with a collapsed lung my spinal column was crushed over 3 inches. Now living with a spinal column having nearly as much titanium as a Ferrari holding 12 vertebrae, or what's left of them, together I've continued to work and raise my kids...well I've allowed my wife to raise our kids. For most of the time since my injury I've suffered horrific chronic pain and drug side effects equally terrifying. Speaking of my wife, it is true that the caregivers of those suffering debilitating illness or injury are angels of mercy. They often have a tougher time caring for us than we do being cared for. I've learned that knowledge is power and that to survive we must learn how our body works in order to use the tools given to us as we map out our new life. Back to the Ferrari, one could have the best mechanic's tools in the world, but without knowledge such tools are merely useless pieces of forged steel.

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Reply: What helps prevent lower back pain
Dave, I can answer this though...good health, good genetics and good luck More
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Reply: Kyphoplasty update: Success--but bad back spasms 3...
Proper PT is sometimes more important than the pathology. It's great that the fracture is...More
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Reply: Herniated DIsc
Keep this in mind. 50% of the people with herniated disc have no pain. 50% of people with...More
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Reply: Certain noises in ear cause back pain
The sound of my wife asking (telling) me to a small little project like remodeling the...More
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Reply: thoracic electric implant?
Didn't mean to submit yet. The implantation goes a lot like RFA. First they have to...More
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Reply: thoracic electric implant?
It is atypical to see degeneration in the Thoracic region, but you very accurately describe...More
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Reply: Fracture of L-1 vertebrae from fall--Kyphoplasty d...
If my memory serves me, I read years ago that they were injecting the media into the disc...More
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Reply: Fracture of L-1 vertebrae from fall--Kyphoplasty d...
Wow, I read up on kyphoplasty, but don't actually know anyone firsthand that has had it. So...More
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Reply: Spine Pain?
I cannot argue with something I can neither prove nor disprove. I don't understand it all,...More
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Reply: Cervical Spine Pain with conflicting test results.
Thanks Joy, I agree. I have a friend that had a similar issue and by the time they removed...More
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