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Chronic1008

Joined: 08/16/2012
My Story:
I have had 8 back surgeries. Latest were 2 fusions from L3-4 to L5S1. I have a spinal stimulator to deal with permanent right leg nerve damage. It definitely helps. I was hurt in Nov 2005 and other than 2 short 4 month stretches of trying to work I have been off the entire time. I collect SSDI and workers comp because my claim is not yet settle. I now have bone overgrowth hitting the L5S1 nerve root and with extensive scar tissue and arthritis am pretty sedentary. I keep taking my pain medicine and maintain a positive attitude. I am married to a beautiful, supportive woman and have 4 children (20 yr old son, 11 yr old and 9 yr old daughters and 7 yr old son). My kids are extremely active in sports and I am still able to help coach and watch most of their games. I manage many fb pages and a wrestling web site that is dedicated to supporting and promoting the great sport of wrestling. I wrestled in college and absolutely believe it is the greatest sport to prepare you for life's adversity--like dealing with spinal injuries.

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Prolonged pain medication use can often lead to an increase in pain levels, according...More
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Bone spur after fusion.
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Shannon- I replied to a separate post you had in regard to this. I had a radio...More
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Reply: Looking for other ideas to be pain free,,,, what w...
Sorry to hear about the pain. I've had 8 back surgeries and I now have 2 Drs telling me...More
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Reply: Chronic back/leg pain with tinnitus
Hey Darlyn05, I know it's been a long time (2yrs) but if you're still on here, I have...More
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What next- now I'm told arthritis is the cause of ...
I have posted many times my situation, at the risk of sounding like a broken record I...More
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Annette030- I like to think of myself as a optimistic realist. At this point success...More
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Reply: What next- now I'm told arthritis is the cause of ...
I had a EMG done last Fall 2013 and it showed L5S1 nerve being affected. I had a spinal...More
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Reply: 2 Lumbar Surgeries within 3 months and I am left w...
Cweinbl--tough to be in pain. I just love this post you made. I have learned that...More
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Reply: 2 Lumbar Surgeries within 3 months and I am left w...
Thank you. I use this quote quite often, now I can give proper credit.
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