Im not sure if its helping or not reading all these message boards.....im so confused! lol
I previously posted "help, should i have my lumber metalwork removed" and im very grateful for all your replies.
However, after reading some peoples stories on here, i am now convinced i could have scar tissue problems?
My consultant hasnt mentioned any but to be honest he just glanced at my scans and the reports from the radiologist have gone missing.
My symptoms are...........burning pain when lying down, tingling in legs when lying down, pain on sitting...im ok walking for about 1 mile then my back starts to ache once i stop. It is really difficult to get out of bed in the mornings, i am so stiff for about 30mins till i get moving, then im not so bad, unless of course i sit, stand or lie down for too long.
Over the years i have had 7 lots of spinal surgery so it is likely i do have some scar tissue.
I had my last op 15mths ago and was fine till 6months post op when these problems started. They have gradually got worse over the months and are now unbearable.
My surgeon is proposing to remove my metalwork and do a review decompression in May, i am unsure. My metalwork isnt showing signs of looseness and my fusion is solid, but my surgeon thinks the screws might be irritating somewhere.
Does a decompression mean he will remove any scar tissue or is that just to remove the nerves?
Any help would be great.........thanks