I'm 56 and always been super healthy except for DDD. It was always minor, I ran, lifted weights. I was like I was 16 at 50, but...
The last year my lumber just gave out. I tried all the normal stuff but it just got worse. Now I have leg weakness, constant pain, can't run, hurts to walk and the worse part is neurological damage which turned off my colon. i can no longer poop which is really not cool. Other then this, still good overall health, good weight and muscle tone.
Funny thing is everyone says the MRI shows no nerve compression, so my HMO refuses to refer me to a spine surgeon.
What does the future hold? Anybody have successful back surgery?