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severe pain after surgery that keeps getting worse

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
I could really use some help here. I had surgery may 15th. Axial lift and where we live the Doctor had to use "rods, or screws" down the sides of the spine besides the ones used in the traditional axial lift video. I have had increasing pain since the surgery. finally two weeks ago the Doc order a CT scan of my back and I was informed one of the "rods" has come loose. His option is to put me in a back brace, and on a drug called Neurontin (sp), to help control the pain.

Has anyone ever had any dealing with this kind of issue before. And why can't the rod just be tightened or placed in a secure position. I have tried to research this and find nothing dealing with this issue. I do not sleep well. My entire right hip hurts all the time. I have shooting pains if I turn in the wrong way, or if I walk further than 50 yards. It seems to be controlling my life. It is making me very "cranky"

I would appreciate any input on this matter.

Thanks Cindi


  • that the surgeon is hoping to stabilize your spine by using conservative measures with the hope your pain will diminish. i think he could do more interventional surgery but he hopes not to have to do that.

    you really have to talk further with him about this course of treatment.

    all i can do is offer support and understanding.
    communication with your surgeon is so important in reducing your fears and moving forward in the healing process. i hope someone here can give you more info based on real experiences....best of luck...pete

  • Cindy
    Your existing pain is from the scar tissue and adhesions created from and after the surgery, the rods and the screws are need to stabilize the spine after the surgery, but unfortunately the scar tissue will continue to build up
    You need to stop any further back surgery and find an interventional pain management that will do selective nerve root injections and then RFTC to relief your pain, I hate to break this to you but you were better off without the surgery, I know I might be banned from this website but I had to say it…Jay
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