I had fusion surgery exactly 1 year ago, L5-S1, due to degenerative disk disease. Recent checkups reveal very poor bone growth for this much time post surgery. I am 42 years old, good health, non-smoker, so the lack of bone fusion is a mystery.
I have been using a bone stimulator for about 4 months, hopeful that will help. Also just learned at my last visit that Ibuprofen can deter bone growth. I have been taking a fair amount of Ibuprofen due to headaches from the pain meds.
Any ideas or suggestions? I feel worse now than pre-surgery, patience running thin, don't want any more procedures, I just really want my fusion to complete