I went for a second opinion to a well respected major hospital about 3 hours form my home.
My new neurosurgeon has a completely different idea about what is going on wiht my back then my old NS does and I am very confused on what to do.
The old NS belittles my on going pain and seems to think that it is caused by an SI joint. Every pian that I have she seems to think it comes form there. If any of you remember, I also had post op problems with getting in touch with her, and her keeping appointments. (She cancelled my surgery 4x and has cancelled EVERY appt I have had with her at least once, if not twice). She has said my MRI and cT scans look fine and everything is going ok but has told me to apply for disability and started me at PT adn set me up for injections (which are not helping)
The new NS has told me that according to my CT scans, there is no bone growth at all in the fusion space. Not even a little bit, none at all and since my old NS did not use a spacer, there is too much movement at the site and one of the screws is starting to come lose and another is showing signs of movement. He gave me a big brace, told me not to do anything at all in the house, no BLT restrictions and said we will re-eval in 2 months (will be 7 months post op at that time) and said if there is still no bone growth at all, he recommends a 360 fusion on L4/L5 redo and then L5/S1 also. He said if the whole from the screw gets too big, it will need ot be a 3 level fusion.
SO..I am so confused on what to do and which surgeon to stay with. And I know nothing about recovery from 360 double/maybe triple fusion.
Any help or advice would be appreciated.
Thanks everyone in advance!