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Another newbie - of course with a question

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:30 AM in New Member Introductions
Hi...Like the title says now... but not new to back pain. But I have a new issue that I'm trying to research...

History - foot / leg numbess over 10 years... finally diaganosed with spongeliothentisis (I'm sure it's spelled wrong). Anyway - had spinal fusion on L3-L4 on Feb 3rd this year. minially invasion - good results.

I started physical therapy today. Pretty flexible... BUT upon exam, the Dr said I had something unique..and then he was called away. Upon his return I questioned what he meant by that statment. He said that the bones under the fusion were 'twisted' or 'rotated', I beleive he refered to the S1. I am having trouble researching this to fully understand this issue. He did indicate that it is a very painful condition, but I can be corrected by excercise & therapy.

Is anyone familiar with this? and Is there a name (it's to late to call the dr tonight - but I will call for more info tomorrow). Any info or links would be appreciated!



  • I am sorry that I do not have an answer but did want to welcome you and wish you luck.
  • hi nd welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. good luck with your diagnosis and upcoming recovery!! =D> it is great news that it can be corrected without surgery.. :D keep in touch! Jenny :) :)
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,865

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    I cant say I have heard about bones being twisted after surgery. Has this been causing you alot more pain then your pain prior to surgery? Your doctor indicated that this could be corrected by Physical Therapy. Then I would make sure you either have Physical Therapy that your doctor has you going through and understand what approved set of exercise you need to do.
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    Again, welcome to Spine-Health. I hope your stay here is informative, educational, bonding with other members and a chance to unwind and relax. Here you are dealing with people who have been through spinal surgery and understand the pain and discomfort that follows.
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