DDD Post Laminect Synd-lumbar,Thoracic,Cervical spondylosis, CRPS, Pseudoarthrosis
I am new to this group. I have an 11 year history of severe lumbar spine pain, Thoracic, left shoulder and neck pain.
I have known C5-6 stenosis, Status post multiple surgeries and interventions including microdiskectomy in 12/98 @ Cedar Sinai, repeat in 10/99, 5/2000 fusion with cadavar, 1/2002 fusion with hardware@ Century City hosp,CA, 9/2002 removal of screw from L5 nerve @ St Likes in Phoenix.
I have received multiple evals, Thoracic epidural steroid injections, CT myelograms, discograms. (Neg)
DDD @ L2-3. Losing bone rapidly
I was told that I needed to have another fusion in the L- Spine based off of an MRI dated June of 2009, I continued to have more issues and by June of 2010 I was told that I have an issue @ T9-10. The L and T spine issues combined I was told by my surgeon that No nuero/ortho would be able to stablize my spine due to the fact that there is an issue @ every level.
Has anyone else heard of issues like mine? I am getting a 3rd opinion with a reconstructive surgeon.
I am wondering if they cannot operate what kind of life am I going to have?? I am in my 30's. I am in a whelchair after a screw was put through my L5 nerve in 1-2002. The screw was removed, but he nerve was perm. damaged which lead to the CRPS in my L foot. I spend 90% of my day in bed, due to pain.
There has to be a way to get my life back, I want to due H2o therapy, but the insurance reuses to pay for it. Making my core very weak. Any Idea's ??