Hello! This is very nice to be able to tell my story and not have people think ur just "whining again". My story is kinda long so I am sorry. I was a senior in high school and partying with friends. I was the only one in the back seat and of course not seat belt. The driver didn't know the road and went straight off and it a convert. I flew out the back window and landed on my back. At the hospitol I was told I had punched my lung, broke some ribs, and scattered my vertebra. I was in a lot of pain but I was 17. The Dr on my 6th day in the hospital told me "just take it easy for a month and ur vertabra will heal on it's own. So like most teenagers I went though my life. Gave birth to 3 beautiful girls and always had moderate pain but nothing I couldn't work through. After my 3rd child at 28 it hit me hard. I couldn't give her a bath or even hold her w/out my upper shoulder blade stabbing me to tears. I had also notice upper back slupping over the years.went to my family Dr who gave me a MRI. Well my back we broken for 15 years and I just kept pushing which actually made it a lot worse. Had fusion, next year my mussels wrapped around the rods so we had to remove them. I ended up having to quit my job which made me lose my insurance. My orthopedic surgeon treated me like a "drug seeker" and told me well maybe U can be a car salesman or a weather girl. I feel like I've just been dumped off and no one cares. I don't have insurance so I can't go see another orthopedic or anyone else. I pay for my local nurse practitioner which prescribes me tramadol because it's cheap. I am in pain every day of every minute of the day and some days I don't even want to get out is bed cause what's the point??