I had a TLIF done Jan 2007 for DDD and slight herniation. I have been seen for the last year for L SI Joint Dysfunction and receiving ESI with AWSOME results for sciatic pain. I have recently moved and my new Dr did some imaging prior to another SI injection and discovered a bone spur on my S1 Nerve. I had been having a new pain but nothing that was bothering me too bad (not yet I guess would be more accurate). Instead of an SI injection I received a S1 Nerve block which almost TRIPLED both of the pains into one monster pain. I am now being sent back to my original back surgeon to address the bone spur.
Has anyone else had a spur form on a fusion site and press a nerve. I know they used autograft and my husband thinks they used some BMP too, which I know has been know to overproduce bone. The fusion looks great took well. I have come so far since my fusion, running again and I even played soccer again (until I sprained my ankle- whichc is healed now too). I am actually in the process of training for a triathalon, I just don't want another surgery right now. It took too long to get back to normal the first time.