Just asking for some idea what others went through before
they had their hardware removed.I had a TLIF L4-S1 about 15 months ago. I'm having some pain in the lower back but it's not the same as before surgery. It's not always in the same area and sometimes feels like pressure. I'm back to 1-2 pain pills a day and that usually relieves all of my pain. I had 2 injections thinking it was coming from the L3-L4 disc but they didn't seem to help. I'm now thinking it might be my hardware. I am setting up an appointment with my Dr. to see what he thinks but in the mean time I'm just wanting to see what others have gone through.