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Partial fusion

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:33 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
2006 I had a plif. Year later the pain came back. MRI states that at l5-s1 there appears to be a partial fusion. Post op x rays said solid fusion. Does that mean I don't have a solid fusion and that could explain my leg and back pain. I also have adjacent segment disease at l4-5. Mild retrolisthesis mild broadbased posterior disc bulge with annular tear indenting thecal sac mild facet arthrosis disc narrowing and deccication. Is it possible the segment above fusion diseased because of failed fusion. I hope I don't need another surgery. I'm only 28 years old but I'm in alot of pain.


  • sorry at your young age youre having so much trouble. my back problems started when i was your age too. unfortunately when there is a fusion more stress is applied to adjascent disks. your spinal surgeon is the only person who can professionaly analyze what step would be next. please obtain several opinions.
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