Spine Issues & Child Abuse
Just interested in knowing how many of you have spinal issues that have no apparent cause and might be connected to abuse as a child.
I'm 41 and have multiple herniated discs (one fusion at c6/7) but that's not too unusual for someone in their forties. However, also have cervical spondolyosis (or however that one is spelled), cervical arthritis, cervial radiopathy, occipital neuralgia, and obviously with all this - severe chronic pain. My surgeon has said the only true "fix" is to fuse all the cervical vertebra but neither of us are ready to go that route. I have a nerve stimulator implant but the pain overpowered it six months ago.
I'm not looking for any tx suggestions - unless you offer. More just personal info. My docs are baffled at the rapid degeneration happening in my spine and more specifically my neck. I've never been in a car accident, never broken or seriously hurt my back, never had a severe head injury, so I don't have a specific event I can point to in order to identify an origin of the problems. The only thing we can come up with is the severe abuse I suffered as a kid and maybe that had an effect of speeding up the aging process in my spine.
So what do you all think? Any one else have similar experience? Need more info from me???