I Am Down With a Broken Back

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    I Broke My Back A Year Ago

    I'm 45 yrs old. A year ago I broke my back in a sledding accident. I have a 6 inch rod and was in the hospital a week. I  take tramadol for pain 50mg 2 x a day. I went back to work in 5 weeks. Even w meds, Im in pain daily.  Any suggestions of excercises or a med that might...
    46-50, T
    3 Responses Feb 1, 2011

    Wish I Could Go Back

    On December 23,2012 while decorticating our Christmas tree, hanging the last decoration , I lost my grip on the ladder and fell about 12 feet, yes I was on the top rung. My husband comes in to tell me he heard someone hit a tree in our yard. No, I inform him as I lay on the...
    sadmurphy sadmurphy
    56-60, F
    Aug 8, 2013

    I'm Healing From a Broken Back.

    Hello Faith, I broke my back in a lake boating accident on July 22nd of this year.  I compression fractured the T-12 vertebrae and broke off the spinous process while I was at it.  I was really lucky because one of the couples on the boat was medical people, he a...
    vivendi vivendi
    51-55, F
    9 Responses Oct 13, 2007

    December 29, 2011.

    I was in Florida for a vacation with my mom and sister. The vacation went well until the last day. It was about 3:00 am, and we were headed to the Jacksonville airport from Cocoa beach. We were traveling on I-95 when a logging truck about a mile ahead of us spilled it's logs all...
    Beanz42 Beanz42
    13-15, F
    Jul 6, 2012


    Hi my name is shane and this is my story... December 23, 2008 I fell asleep whil i was driving.  i woke up  driving in the median, and was able to correct the work van i was driving, but could not correct the trailer which caused me roll.  as i was tossed around...
    fishermansick fishermansick
    1 Response Nov 20, 2010

    The Story Of My Accident

    It all began June 1, 2011 while I was out joy riding on my Suzuki SV1000 around one of the larger cities in northern Oklahoma. A summer of nothing to do but enjoy my break from college. I woke up a week later from those fond memories, laying in a hospital bed coming to my senses...
    chamberlain85 chamberlain85
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Dec 12, 2011
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