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... that may be causing the confusion. To simply things, I am going to call the surgeon who performed the initial surgery "Doctor A." The surgeon who performed the hardware removal is "Doctor B" and the one you saw most recently after the second surgery will be " Doctor C. ... (3 replies)
... I haven't done this personally, but have known others that have, the hardware block was very beneficial in determining if the hardware was indeed actually the cause of the pain. ... (34 replies)
... ne but to hopefully grab someones attention that could help me!! It all really started in 2003 when I was involved in a motor vehicle accident. From this I had a spinal cord injury that resulted in numerous back surgeries, all unsuccessful until 2007. This is when I had a spinal fusion with somewhat good results. ... (2 replies)

Hardware removed?
Aug 28, 2011
... They can perform a "hardware block" that is similar to getting a nerve block or an epidural steroid injection. OFten if hardware is loose, it will show up as a halo light artifact around the screw on MRI. ... (5 replies)
Hardware Removal
Jul 16, 2004
... I feel for you.I have the same pain.God,I never thought I'd feel something as bad as kidney stones,but this tops them all.I have had spinal fusion back in ' 96 in my L4, L 5 ? ... (19 replies)
... e for that answer cause I felt worse than before surgey. I got a 2nd opinoin and he had an mri done and xrays said that every thing look ok so now I am having a hardware block done to verify that itis my screws. if this does stop the pain for a while then hardware should be removed. ... (1 replies)
... I too had a fusion in Feb 2007 and continued to suffer the wrath of nerve pain. They told me my pain was mechanical in nature, did a nerve block to test the hardware, did a mylegram and then a CT scan. ... (18 replies)
... I am going to research the diagnostic nerve block and maybe call my PM about that. Thanks teri for that info. That's why I like corresponding with you. You give out so much valuable info. Let me ask you. ... (10 replies)
... I had six of them where novacaine was injected to numb the area so we could see if that is where the pain was coming from. The first four were hardware blocks and the fifth and sixth were nerve blocks of the SI Joints, left and right side. ... (4 replies)
Bad News
Sep 26, 2007
... Margaret, I am so sorry you are in a similar spot. My surgeon is saying that the spinal block results points to another level and the hardware as being the problem. He is saying that no test is going to reveal the problem that he has to go in and visually look at this point. ... (39 replies)
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... Not to interfere with this post but i wanted to let you know that you give extremely important information to us that are going through this recovery. I enjoy reading your responses to different questions regarding this topic. I am almost a year post op and have been through the ringer now with experimenting with different medications and trialing scs, and now have a permanent... (13 replies)
... S1 for 40 years, in your case, and discovers there is no movement! This creates a block of immobility that takes some time to get sorted out...and it is a matter of balance... ... (13 replies)
... JonesyNJ, Sorry to hear about you pain. Sounds like we have similiar circumstances. I had an L5-S1 fusion 7 weeks ago and have the burning down my RIGHT leg and foot. Neurosurgeon is pretty worthless on assisting with the pain. They keep sending me to pain management who are suppose to give a spinal nerve block(needle of cortisone in the spine by the effected nerve).I had... (2 replies)
... and swelling that is indicative of RSD.I have central pain in my l shoulder blade,down my arm and into my palm.This is due to thalamic tract damage done during a spinal cord surgery.It is entirely possible that during your surgery something or someone slightly damaged your thalamic tract. ... (2 replies)
... Just wait to see what the nerve block shows before thinking about having to make a decision. ... (26 replies)
... I had my 2 rods and 4 pins removed in June 2010. This was my 4th back surgery! I have not been pain free since the 2nd back surgery. The 3rd was a fusion of L4-L5. I was 36 at that time. I am 40 now. The pain is much worse down my right hip,leg and I have footdrop. Wear an AFO at times have had to use a walker because my legs both decide they dont want to work! Went to... (8 replies)
... Pain Pills and muscle relaxers. Had MRI showed spinal stenosis. Finally, at my husbands insistance I visited spinal clinic. ... (11 replies)
... Thankyou so much for the advice many who don't undestand about this always have a cure. I had a mylegram done back in feb. but everything seemed to be okay, I ended up with spinal leakage and also hda to have a blood patch done which was the worst thing I ever went through they ne er numbed me before hand and just went straight in and did ti OUCH!! Now i am afraid to have... (8 replies)
... The hardware block is usually done to see if the hardware is what is causing your additional pain. If the block relieves the pain, then removing the hardware becomes an option to consider. A dorsal column stimulator is what is commonly known as a spinal cord stimulator. ... (1 replies)


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