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dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,862
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:42 AM in New Member Introductions
This just friendly advice on how to make some specific posts.
I always encourage new members to watch and read posts for a while before making their own post.

This way you will understand the "feel" of this site and you will also see just how many other people make posts discussing the same subject you are asking about.

I havent done any formal analysis, but I can tell you there are these topics that come up so very often:

- Lyrica
- ESI (Spinal Injections)
- Pain Medications
- MRI readings
- etc

I am not demanding that new members do this, but I can tell you , by doing that you will make more effective use of this site.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com


  • Hi My name is Rob , i am from Australia 45 yrs old , i had a lower spinal fusion in 1990 , it had been ten years since i had xrays untill this week i thought i should get a check up as i have been in lots of pain , so the xray shows a broken screw , from what i have been reading in here it may be ok to leave as is ? being there for so long is it correct that the bone would have fused and the screw is not that important ? any help or comments would be great , thanks

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  • kos2 said:
    That's mature...not!

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
  • What is it with people and random stupid posts? Why would they even bother? Roar!!!
  • Fortunately on this site they aren't common! I guess the inner child comes out at funny times? (G)

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.

  • Sorry you have waited so long for an answer to your question. I have just stumbled across it. #:S

    Welcome to Spine Health. So sorry that you are having pain again after 10 years had passed from your lumbar fusion.
    What condition was your surgery for?

    I don't know enough to be able to answer how important a broken screw is after so long.
    Did you see your original surgeon, who ordered the x-rays?
    The fact that you are experiencing lots of pain, makes me think that there is a problem, if not with the broken screw, then something else.

    Were you told that you had fused after your surgery?

    I wonder if the screw has been broken for quite a while. I would imagine that if you had fused, then your spine would have been stable, and so the screw would have been unlikely to break. Just my guess as I have no medical training.

    If you haven't seen a spinal specialist/surgeon, then I suggest that you make an appointment to get a medical opinion. You want to try to discover what is causing all your pain, and find a solution to that.

    Do let us know what the outcome is.
    I hope that you feel better very soon. :-)
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