I'd really like to get some advise from people who have undergone similar procedures. It feels like a huge decision to make, sugery or no surgery...?
I fractured my L1 vertebrea in an accident 12 months ago. Due to the fracture being unstable I had metalwork (pedicle screws) inserted T12 - L2 and wore a brace for three months. The restriction in my vertebreas is causing stress on my lower lumbar region and so am considering removal of hardware to increase my flexibility.
It's a difficult decision because although I manage with day to day tasks my back pain is persistant and I am concerned it will just get worse with age... (i'm 26 now).
If anyone has any experience is metalwork removal, ie- post op recovery times, success rates, improved flexibility... I'd love some advise.
Thank you. xxx