Re: ADR Questions??
[QUOTE=mlachowicz]Other then now, the pain that you have did you have good luck with the fusion? What was the cause for the fusion? What did you try before? If you don't mind me asking, how old are you? Sorry for all the ?'s, I am just looking for as much info as I can!
[COLOR=Blue]Ask away! I did not have good results right away after either surgery. After the first surgery, I saw my ortho for 6 months still complaining of awful pain. He gave up and said he was going to send me to a PM. Fortunately, after the second, I had a surgeon who had heard my post-op complaints and suggested that hardware removal might just be the ticket. As it turned out, he was right. Unfortunately, my honeymoon only lasted for about 7 months before the new issue began creating all this pain.
My problems started in 2001 when I had a very bad fall. I was working in the attic trying to take measurements so that we could install flooring. At the time there were only beams every 16 or so inches apart. When walking back across I thought I had good footing but found out quickly I didn't. I fell through the ceiling and onto the concrete garage floor right onto my low back. I started off with a chiropractor, then a non-surgical back specialist, then an Orthopedic surgeon. Before surgery I had done numerous epidurals and 3 rounds of PT.
I am 33 now. If you ask me, much too young to be going through this, though I have seen younger dealing with it as well. Feel free to ask me anything. If I have anything that will help, I'll be glad to speak up. Good luck to you! I know all too well what you're dealing with. [/COLOR]