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... Hi. I had several surgeries to my spine. In the cervical region I had Harrington Rods placed from C3 to T5 level and in the lumbar from L2 down to the hip area. ... (13 replies)
... I'm not commenting on any removal other than for the lumbar area, but hardware removal is not any more risky than any other lumbar surgery. There is next to no risk for paralysis as the spinal cord has ended at the L1 level, so there isn't any risk of damaging the spinal cord.... ... (13 replies)
... I think injections are a waste of my time and probably your time when you think of the big picture. Really... the relief, if any is so short lived in most people - I'm done with them. I totally understand your pain levels and your desire or drive to go back to work. You enjoy serving in law enforcement and that's commendable. I have the same desire as I work in national... (13 replies)

... I know a couple people with some extensive hardware holding their lower backs together and from the pictures that I've seen I just cannot image their being able to cope with having it removed. ... (13 replies)
... Welcome to the board. Was the doctor you saw post operatively to the removal surgery also a neurosurgeon? ... (3 replies)
... I decided to get the hardware removed and had the removal surgery on January 2017. ... (3 replies)
... to test for hardware pain. and today i am walking sitting bending without much pain. ... (13 replies)
... I had hardware removed, but then more was put in...so can't answer your question from personal experience. ... (13 replies)
... I am a new user to this messageboard so here goes. Just was wondering if there is anyone out there that has had fixation hardware removed and how it went. ... (0 replies)
... so a few days was welcomed. if the hardware is the problem then i want it out. don't want another surgery but i also dont want to be in pain 24 7.. ... (13 replies)
... the injections around my hardware worked. ... (13 replies)
... thanks for responding. yes, he says all bone has fused. he wanted to do an extra test if this did not work. dont know the name of it but he wanted to inject my L3 disk with imaging to see if it has a hairline crack that did not show on other images. so far since yesterday my pain is significant better and i just rode 8 miles on my exercise bike w o pain. so i believe the... (13 replies)
... thanks for responding. yes, he says all bone has fused. he wanted to do an extra test if this did not work. dont know the name of it but he wanted to inject my L3 disk with imaging to see if it has a hairline crack that did not show on other images. so far since yesterday my pain is significant better and i just rode 8 miles on my exercise bike w o pain. so i believe the... (13 replies)
... Since the Spinal Cord Stimulator implanted in my lumbar region, it has been remvoed in that it wasn't working. ... (13 replies)
... I had all of the hardware removed with the hope of gaining relief from the discomfort and to fully enjoy the benefits of the fusion. ... (23 replies)
Hardware removal
Dec 19, 2008
... Hi all.... I've read in a couple of posts something about getting hardware removal. Is it common to get the hardware removed? ... (2 replies)
... I am very sorry to hear that you are all in so much pain and I can relate to it. I am 6 months post op of a two level fusion as some of you may already know. I have been a member of this board since July and many member's did help me with my recovery. ... (42 replies)
... Now they want to remove the hardware because they think this is what is causing the pain. This is the first step they will try, if the pain still persists the Dr. ... (23 replies)
... After many modalities, we finally had them take the hardware out. ... (23 replies)
... c he thought I may I had "painful hardware". Painful hardware is thought to be the reason for the continuing, if not worsend back pain following a fusion. In my case, it was unfortunetly not the problem. ... (5 replies)


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