I was in an accident 5 years ago and fractured my 7th and 8th vertebras. Rods and hooks were placed on both sides of my spine from the 4th to the 12th. I have lived with pain ever since. Last September I fell in the bathtub and hit right on the 7th and 8th where the fusion was and I have been in severe pain ever since. Xrays, CT scans and MRI's have been done nothing has been found except inflammation and I have had 3 trigger point injections that only last f
4 days. My primary Doctor did bloodword and found a Sed Rate of 90 and referred me to a Rheumatologist. He in return referred me to a spine specialist and so far nothing
has been found. Insurance company denied an MRI of the Fused area of my spine until I called and talked with them and now they approved it. The Rheumatologist said he really thought it was coming from the osteofil putty that was used in the fusion. I go tomorrow for this MRI. Has anyone ever heard of this putty and if so is it possible for the fusion to have failed after 5 years? I have become so depressed with this pain and I dont think no one realized just how depressed I am. I have always been very active and for the past year I havent been able to do anything.