... op my second spinal fusion with hardware. ... (5 replies)
... I am 10 months post op spinal fusion and hardware revision from a "failed fusion and broken hardware". ... (3 replies)
... When hardware is not positioned carefully it can be a problem. Usually it can be removed and the new surgeon will start over. ... (4 replies)
... maybe just by patients more than by surgeons...and no, it is not out of date. In some situations it is still considered to be the "gold standard" of spinal fusion. A lot of it depends on the structure of the patient's back, the condition of the spinal components at that level, etc. ... (7 replies)
... Teteri- I got this thread because spondylolisthesis is one of my "catch" words. I didn't see it noted specifically by the MRI reader.
What did you read in the report that indicated spondy to you?
I had spondylolisthesis progress from grade 1 to grade 3. Spinal fusion posteriorly at L5-S1 with iliac bone graft and instrumentation.
Hardware removal 3 years later.
Worked up... (10 replies)
... fter about 10 months. When I became more active, I began experiencing a lot of pain and swelling at the surgery site. I went back to the doctor who thought the hardware may be causing the problem. I am thin, and more likely to run into problems as a result. ... (3 replies)
... Can anyone tell me when you have a 3 level spinal fusion, do you always have the screws and rods in your back forever? ... (1 replies)
... I had a spinal fusion in July of 2013 after getting a injury from a banana boat. I fractured L1... ... (3 replies)
... The book I am talking about was given to each of the spinal fusion patient when we went for classes before surgery. ... (8 replies)
... L5 spinal fusion. 1 screw did not go into the bone so tomorrow they need to do surgery to fix the issue. ... (12 replies)
... 3 back surgeries in 10 months the last one was a spinal fusion with all the hardware, left me with nerve damage in leg & foot walk w/limp. Ten weeks post op WC doctor sends me back to work on light duty but 8 hr days and 5 days a week. I can hardly stand to stay the whole shift I stay in so much pain and my leg/foot have shooting sharp pains down it plus the lost of feeling... (2 replies)
Do you buy this acupuncture stuff? I wonder if my insurance covers it. Therapeutic massage sounds nice, too, but I can't imagine one of my doctors prescribing it. I bet there's no chance for a massage on my back for quite a while. I had a swedish massage and pedicure at a really nice spa two weeks before my fusion. It was a birthday present from my dear wife. I'd love... (3 replies)
... With my first two level lumbar spinal fusion in June I struggled with major muscle spasms of my lower back for over six months. ... (0 replies)
... l5 spinal fusion. The pain from the surgery stopped at about 8 weeks post op. I was doing great but had to get up every few hours to walk. ... (15 replies)
... do nothing and I'm probably looking at a wheelchair or only other option offered is spinal fusion. ... (10 replies)
... done with third back surgery L6 to s1 fused with instruments DR.said he might have to go thru abdomen but he consulted with another surgen and we able to do bone fusion from back . The reason for the third surgery they took rods out from fist surgery becouse they didnt match the new titanium ones they us today . ... (8 replies)
... hi im 20yr and had a 2 level spinal fusion on l45-l5s1 2months ago and now having lots of hip pain could it be from the hardware (5 replies)
... I had some questions regarding the recovery from a spinal fusion. Before I ask, I thought should share the history of my situation so you know what I'm coming from. ... (5 replies)
... Hi everyone...new here. Hope someone can offer some suggestions or insight. I have insurance issues and will not have insurance as of the end of this month and currently have to recieve all my treatment in nj while i live in virginia.
Here we go. I had spinal fusion without hardware on the c5-6 vertabrae in Aug 1,08. Noticed shortly after that my voice was changing and felt... (0 replies)
... Hi. I am brand new to your forum and seeking advice on issues to be aware of and how to prepare for managing the pain and recovery I anticipate having from a spinal fusion this coming May 2008. PLUS, I'd love to know if anyone else out there in my position also is dealing withType 1 diabetes like me. ... (5 replies)