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... sorry that your having problems maybe with the hardware too . ... (9 replies)
Hardware Removal
Jul 12, 2004
... At five ten this evening the spine surgeons office called and said that my reg dr did not ever fax them the lab results . So now i am having to deal with that . ... (19 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)

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)
... Hello everyone, It has been a while since I have posted due to trying to get some anwers about why I am in so much pain!:( Well I have gotton a 2nd opinion and my screws are causing alot of the pain after having a hardware block done, but also found that "were" they did my fusion in the L4, L5, & S1 area I also have new mild bulging disks in the L4, & L 5 again why who... (0 replies)
... 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)
... Would you share info on what exactly a hardware block is, and what the process means if positive? ... (20 replies)
... here is why, My doctor thought that just maybe the hardware was causing my problem...hmmm sound familiar? ... (9 replies)
Brace in bed????
Dec 30, 2004
... steroid injection is done, but they inject novacain all around the rods and screws, it lasts 6 hours and if your pain stops during that time, that indicates the hardware is causing the pain. My hardware block was positive and so surgery was schedule again, thinking the hardware would have to come out. ... (26 replies)
... and he is with The Boston Spine Center and is affiliated with New England Baptist Hospital in Boston Ma. ... (20 replies)
... Well I got good news today. I went to see my ortho spine doc and he said that the fusion did take and the screws and rods are where they are suppose to be. ... (2 replies)
... ing a fusion procedure that was common prior to the use of hardware. Bone graft is laid in along either side and when it all grows together, you end up with one block of bone. I would imagine you would need to wear a back brace while it is healing since you would not have hardware supporting you. ... (6 replies)
... ests done again. They all showed I was fused. He was puzzled and took my films to other back surgeons and they all agreed I was fused, both levels. He ordered a Hardware block to see if that was causing the pain and it was positive. He would go back in and not know exactly what he was going to find and do. ... (9 replies)
... and facet joint ablation at LSI in July 2006. The Laser Spine Institute in Tampa, Florida enjoys a reputation that is second to none among the finest medical facilities in this state. ... (1 replies)
... and facet joint ablation at LSI in July 2006. The Laser Spine Institute in Tampa, Florida enjoys a reputation that is second to none among the finest medical facilities in this state. ... (16 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)
... de and i cannot sit in a chair long either. both legs and feet are numb and painful. i have been trying to get someone to remove my screws and rods outside the spine for 4 years. i have decided to go to Mexico or India, i dont have health insurance and i cant seem to get anyone to help me. ... (12 replies)
... on both levels. My surgeon said he had been fooled by the films before, and thank God he went by my symptoms that pointed to a nonfusion. I also had a postive Hardware block before the surgery and so we knew the hardware may have to come out too. ... (28 replies)
... Welcome to the board. I wonder if you could tell us a bit more about your back issue -- like where you have the most pain, what makes it better or worse, at what level (s) are the "problems?" I assume you are talking about some sort of fusion procedure that is done without the use of hardware. With spondylolisthesis, if surgery is necessary, it is to stabilize the spine,... (6 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)


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