, as some of you know, my husband had a spinal fusion in october '07. He has been in horrible pain ever sense. He had another mri to see what is going on because his pm doctor ordered it.
Well, it shows that the hardware I believe has shifted (anterolisthesis) about 8 mm. It also says that he has disk degeneration at the same spot. That is L5 S1. It is also stating that he has mild bilateral neural foraminal narrowing at L4-5. It also states that he has ligamentum flavum thickening there?!
His pm doctor told him that he needs to go back to see his surgeon. I guess that he will need surgery again he was told? :? . My husband is quite upset about this, and says that he won't do surgery again. I think that he is really scared.
He just had a emg the other day, and it shows severe nerve damage. Has anyone else had this happen? It is so hard having both of us in pain ~X( ~X( .
Thanks for reading, and I would love to hear any ideas or thoughts on this. Also, would a different surgeon work on him, or would he have to stay with the one that did the surgery?