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Cage Implanted

Mindymork62MMindymork62 Posts: 207
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:46 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I just learned today that my surgeon put in a "cage" for my second level lower lumbar fusion I had 8 weeks ago. I also had a bone graft with bone stimulator put in. Gould this be the reason I have so much pain even when I try to be up for more than 30 minutes? I feel like my back is broke in half. lol. I am 60 years young and realize it may take a little longer for me to heal, but just wanted to know about the pain and the cage.


  • Depending on what was done in all your surgery's 8 weeks may still be very early in you recovery. The older we get the longer it takes to recover especially from spine surgery and one where it sounds like you have had multiple times.

    What kind of cage did he put in. The way you wrote the sentence it sounded like you were surprised.
    Was it a gage in disc area or was it a cage that wrapped around your spinal column? The latted would of been a very long operation.
  • MetalneckMetalneck Island of Misfit toysPosts: 1,364
    that is your pain generator .... but there are a couple of us (Meck of Steel & me) that have cages in our cervical spines.

    When is your next check in with the surgeon and have you informed him (or her) of the increased pain and discomfort?

    If not you may want to make that call. Also are you on any post op meds? They maybe needing an adjustment in strength of type.

    Hoping for a speedy recovery for you,

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