Broken leg halo

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I had many other broken bones. I was released from hospital after 17 days. I was place in a CTLSO due to multiple facial fractures requiring reconstructive surgery, they did not use a halo with me. I had no insurance so rehab was not an option for me. My 13yr and 9 yr old sons were taught how to care for me day and night. (I have absolutely awesome children). I returned to work after 3 1/2 mths. I have done very well but I do have times that I just pretend that everything is okay.
I've been in severe pain for aprox.18 months in my lower back and right leg I had 3 on the job injuries, the last of which put me out of work completely. My MRI revealed I had a herniated disk at L-5 /S-1 and the small wing like bone on the side of the vertabre(L-5) has broken off and is floating. I have had 3 steroid blocks that only provided temp. releive of my pain. L-5 has also shifted out of place aprox. 1 cm.
It was at it again this weekend - still feels like walking with a cement pillar for a leg. However, all heck seems to have broken loose this evening. I am having spasm after spasm on both sides, arms, legs, feet, hands, fingers, neck, abdomen, back, hip... muscles I didn't know I had. I will have a spasm that lasts 10 to 15 minutes, fades for 5 then comes right back. Really having a rough night. Do spasticity meds work at all? I surely do not feel like they do.
My pain is pretty good, the spots that were really bothering me from the halo are healing and not hurting me anymore! I have slowly been decreasing my pain meds - my last couple have been about 9 hours apart - woot! Typically if I have been needing to take them more frequently it is due to back, eye, or leg pain (with a couple exceptions). My neck mobility is pretty good - I am not certain if I can start looking up yet...
Unfortunately, my symptoms over the last week have worsened dramatically. My lips have broken out with cold sores indicating an hsv-1 primary infection (have never had them before). In addition, I still have just minor genital irritation just light itching. I notoced a slight pink spot next to my genital area but wasn't very alarmed. However, I just noticed several large pimples on butt cheeks. I have purchased an hsv 1/2 igg blood test to confirm.
i spent a whopping 30 days in icu and another 20 in rehabilitation. a total of 6weeks in the most uncomfortable halo device, had no muscle control of my right leg (due to nerve damage). Being only a 20 year old male with no health insurance this was an overwhelming expirience. thankfully my parents helped me apply to medicaid and i was approved.
18 months in my lower back and right leg I had 3 on the job injuries, the last of which put me out of work completely. My MRI revealed I had a herniated disk at L-5 /S-1 and the small wing like bone on the side of the vertabre(L-5) has broken off and is floating. I have had 3 steroid blocks that only provided temp. releive of my pain. L-5 has also shifted out of place aprox. 1 cm. I have yet to have a 2nd opinion or the "needle test" or the "spinal-dye" test.
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I also have a herniated disc located in my lower back which has pinched my sciatic nerve running to my left leg. Since the fall I have experienced several changes. The main concern I have months later is my senses. I understand the brain is complex but I feel as though I haven't recieved satisfying answers from my doctors. My doctor gave me a 3-4 month time frame to see improvements with my senses. He said I could get my taste back slightly, fully or not at all, same goes for my smell.
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I had a lot of dizziness, light-headedness, headaches, balance problems...... even digestive problems, but am basically cured.... After visiting the chiropractor I found out that my hips were out of whack along with my spine. My body was sending but not receiving the signals for my digestive system (since my back/hips were out of whack it was pinching a nerve). Not only was my digestive problem fixed but also my balance problem and my headaches were gone.
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