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Back Problems board

and not with good news...it's been a little over a yr since i've posted in here , i think, i may have popped in sometime in the middle. I had surgery in oct and nov of 06. Two discectomies, the first one did'nt work so he did it again the next month. Hell on earth and nothing short of were those two months. I did'nt think id recover b/c of the numbness and debilitating pain i felt after surgery, but then a few months later i started to feel better and better and it was virtually gone, i was a happy person.

As of today it has come roaring back and someone hit me on my bike on april 25th of this year...it was her fault... i went to ER and got scans of my l4-5 s1 and c's area and was todl my disc was out and portruding into teh nerve again, and i had new trouble in my upper back C area. I now feel pain in both areas and had it before the accident but now it is worse and beleive it is due to it.

I went to the neuro, his assistant was all who i coudl see at that time and he said he didnt reccomend any more surgery, even though my past surgeon in south fl ( ive now moved to jacksonville, fl) said that he highly reccomended a fusion. Me and my mother re still in debt from the other two as i had no insurance and billers harrass me 24/7 because of it. They want 1000 dollars for a back brace i used twice so i said take it back lol its in new condition, take it. Anyway, i also have new pain in my neck...i am basically struggling with pain all over my body at this poiint and now since teh accident , my hands too. I take hydrocodone when i really need to and muscle relaxers , flexeral and something else the neuro prescribed, it helps a little, but im still in pain. The stronger pills only make me feel out of it and dumb, i wont take them ( lyrica for example)

So, my question to all of you is: Being a 28 yr old female , should i do the fusion, i feel ike i have an advantage of coming out better being that im younger than the usual patient who gets it and i heal faster.

Also, fortunately thanks to teh driver who hit me i can now have pysicial therapy so im taking advantage of that for everything that hurts on my body, what should i be careful when i go to the chiropractor, shoudl i tell him to not do certain things...i hear they have made people worse that makes me uneasy..they do warm compress and massages too. I hope something helps even if only temporarily.

Thanks for listening and any advice is greatly appreciated :)