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... veral Dr visits, they all agreed i could not work in that condition as LEO. between '07 and '08 my pain increased and found it very hard to sit for any length of time and standing or walking was excruciating. several drs later, they agreed disability was my only option. ... (13 replies)
... lumbar spinal instability. First surgery 1999. ... (8 replies)
... This is one reason we now have a Healthcare Reform. I was doubtful about the reform, until today. I found out that the triple spinal fusion that I had in 2001 did not fuse properly! ... (8 replies)

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... Has anyone had there fusion hardware removed after being fused? ... (10 replies)
... My surgeon had also explained to me that it would only be about a week recovery for the hardware removal. It just looks as if I will have to wait a bit longer to have it taken out. If you have a solid fusion then your hardware has served it's purpose. ... (398 replies)
... I have had two fusion surgeries so far but they were spread out over a long period of time. The first one for scoliosis back in 1978 and my doc fused L4 to T5. ... (4 replies)
... ded to be removed or I would be paralyzed. Because the surgery was not performed until Nov 2005, my damage was permanent, in fact it got worse. Had I not had the hardware left, I would not have these problems. My previous doctor had refused to remove them. This was my 3rd set. ... (10 replies)
... I had my first surgery on 03/06. It was L-4, L-5 S-1 fusion with instrumentation. Decompression/laminoctomy. Pelvic metal plate/clips. Bone growth stimulator inserted. Harvested hip bone. My pain was unberable even though I have a very strong pain tolerance. I was totally dependent on my walker, PK and my family. Pain was never less than 10 out of 10. Than by 5th month it... (34 replies)
Hardware Removal
Mar 29, 2005
... ontinued to have increased migraines and was still having the same pain after the additional 2nd 3 level fusion, the surgeon found that there were three leaks of spinal fluid which he fixed with blood patches. ... (8 replies)
... screws. He repeated the fact that because I am so thin that is why I am experiencing this. They don't look at removal of the hardware until 1 year after surgery. Being as I am fused, that is very much an option. I voiced my concern about recovery and he said it would only be 5 days. ... (398 replies)
... Yeah, I always figured the hardware stayed in too but come to find out in many cases it's removed a year or two down the line. ... (31 replies)
... Sorry to hear your recovery is not going so great. ... (26 replies)
... Now he wants to go in and take the hardware out of my Lumbar and see if the fusion healed. ... (1 replies)
... I am one year post op on the removal of the screws and rods that held my back together during the "recovery" period following my second fusion in 3 months. immediately following the surgery, i was a new person. i came out of my brace, and it was as though i had never had the first of my six surgeries. ... (41 replies)
... I am one year post op on the removal of the screws and rods that held my back together during the "recovery" period following my second fusion in 3 months. immediately following the surgery, i was a new person. i came out of my brace, and it was as though i had never had the first of my six surgeries. ... (41 replies)
... in medication to wear off. Currently, I have some swelling due to the surgery but my pain level is very good. I wish this was the way you should feel after the spinal fusion!!!! ... (6 replies)
... Although I am having some problems currently from my third fusion surgery I can tell you that my first two were very successful. ... (15 replies)
Prolotherapy
Apr 21, 2002
... Friday for what she thought was the nerve block and was very upset to find that he had done the first stage of prolotherapy, there were 12 injection sites on her spinal area. When I went in to recovery, the nurse was explaining the aftercare and I was surprised as well to see prolotherapy follow up listed. ... (2 replies)


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