Names Drew - from Australia.
Been struggling with back issues most my life at 44. My issues are nothing like anyone else’s.
Keep a long story short as I can.
In my mid 20’s a massage guy with our football team played around with/clicked my back at T4-5 area which started an absolute world of hurt for me.. He pressed a vertebra rotating out of place which sent everything crazy. Being young and silly did some chyro, gym and got on with. Was always bothersome but tolerable. Built up 20yrs of muscle memory on this completely out of shape posture. Fast forward to 2015 got a job sitting all day and trapped a nerve at that level and sent things into spasm.
Consequently, ended up with all this muscle asymmetry in my upper back which pulls the top of my spine T6 and above left, dumping that weight on the lower part..with a whole range of issues at every level of my spine.
After 5yrs of rehab, injections, doctors ect, ect - here I am today / in twisted out of shape, constant pain at every level of my spine.
It’s a nightmare. Cannot work, live on my 70yr olds parents spare bedroom floor. Cannot socialise, no partner, no income, nothing!
Looking a SCS and significant multilevel fusion in hopes of fashioning a life.
*Request to moderators as a consideration for a form topic.
- “Long, scoliosis, significant multilevel fusion / spinal rebuilding”? Just an thought.
They are stories spread out over many topics and would be good to see folks who are up against this in together?
I’m sure there’s plenty of holes in my intro but should get me started.