I'm a year out of my Fusion and things are not looking so good. I have been in pain since June around my 10 month mark..Recently it's is extreme at times!! It hard for me to say this but I am in more pain now than before my Fusion.
Dr took Xrays in late June and noticed shadowing around the screws along with fluid..Also had an MRI and that showed Moderate bilateral narrowing.He couldn't tell how much I am fusing by the Xray with is a little concerning to me because doesn't Xray show bone??? There was a little fuzzy areas along with black..
I spoke to him last week and he scheduled me for the CAT SCAN on the 10th. He mentioned about a non-union. He is thinking that because of how the Xray looked and the pain I'm in..
Has anyone gone through this? Is anyone having such pain when they are a year out?? Can't sit more than 10 min before needing to stand, driving is almost in possible,sleeping what is that, ect..
spondylolisthesis at L4-5; stenosis,
Lumbar surgeries 1999 L4-L5
Lumbar staph infection 1999-2000"
Meningitis x5 in 1999-2001
Brain shunt 2000"
Brain shunt removed 20001"
ALIF/PLIF fusion 8/5/09