Image of Titanium screws and rods set in clear plastic used for L5-S1 spinal fusion
Titanium Screws and Rods Set in Clear Plastic Similar to the ones Used for both of my L5-S1 Spinal Fusions

Welcome to FightingBackPain.com

In September of 2013 my life changed forever whenI suffered a spine injury. The L5-S1 disc in my back herniated and so began my journey through 8 injections and 4 spine surgeries. I created this site as I approach my 5th surgery as a resource to other people suffering from spine injuries, back pain and nerve pain; but also as an outlet for myself.

I wanted to create a site for patients by a patient; to offer the patient’s perspective and expectations on treatments and surgery. Throughout the last 3 and 1/2 years many people suffering from back pain have come to me with questions about the treatment options they are considering. If you are new to this you it can be very overwhelming, for me it was certainly overwhelming and most people I speak with are overwhelmed scared and in pain.

Over time I will add detail about all of the various treatment options I have experienced over the years, I just finished a 2 week trial with a Nevro HF 10 Spinal Cord Stimulator at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital. My experiences over the two weeks of the trial is where this site begins, I will fill in the background as I go forward with my search for relief from chronic pain.