Need anyones help, advice.
I had a myelogram recently by my request before i have my spinal stimulator surgery in two weeks... i requested it because i have had a lot of back pain and i wanted verification that my back pain was not a different problem from the "RSD" foot pain i was having. at the time my surgeon was adaiment that they were the same pain....
today i go for the results from the myelogram and i was told that i am fusing good at l4-5, but not at l3-4, he is giving me 6 weeks of going back on my back brace, bone stimulator and high levels of calcium and vitamin d... if in six weeks no progress shows, he wants to do some injection that they do for osteoarthritis or osteoperosis patients.... if that doesnt help he said " he would have to go back in"
what does that mean, if you dont fuse at a certain level... what do they go back in and do!?????? so weird i have said from the get go that my pain was based on movement and that the rsd pain i felt in my foot did not resemble what is going on in my back.... he had such a different attitude about this today, that this was almost a rush, that i have gone to long without fusing.....
just want someones opinion!!! and what do they do when they " go back in" i was afraid to ask what that meant, what do they do, put a new cage in and new screws.... i have no clue .... he said not to worry about that stage at this point, so i didnt ask,.... but i have to know because its possible i will be there..... my 2 level tlif was done in march. so its been 9 months..... how long does it take to fuse!??????
thanks for any help anyone can give