The "Rant" Thread in Random, Random, Random Posted March 16, 2017 First post here in a long time, I don't know what triggered it other than the fact that I really miss going to theme parks. Rather than spending hour writing paragraphs ranting I'll just boil it down to "back injuries suck." Here's a slightly longer version. I spent three years of getting MRIs and going through the process of physical therapy, lumbar cortisone shots, facet joint cortisone shots, and radiofrequency ablation. All because one day when I stood up I herniated two of my lumbar disks. That's all I did, no heavy lifting or doing anything dangerous, I just stood up from sitting. Ever since then standing hurts. Not the motion of standing up or walking, it's the act of standing still in one place that is very painful. Anyway after all theses therapies failed to heal my disks or stop the pain my doctor decides to order a CT scan to see if I have any hairline bone fractures the three MRIs I've had might have missed. The CT scan didn't show any fractures, but instead found that my L3 vertibrae was in two pieces. It wasn't broken, because that would imply that my L3 was once whole. Apparently the lack of any scarring or other signs of a break means my L3 has been like this since I was born. Why didn't my past three MRIs spot this? I hopefully will be getting surgery sometime this year, but first my doctor wants me to get a discogram to see if there is anything else the MRIs might have missed. I'm hoping that I'll be finished with the surgery and able to go back to amusement parks by the time WCB comes around, even if I can only go on the gentler rides.