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Spinal Fusion Hardware Removal & Scar Tissue Removal

Tracy_LynnTTracy_Lynn Posts: 10
I have been suffering from sciatica for over 3 years now and after 2 surgeries (micro-disectomy & spinal fusion L5/S1) my surgeon in Toronto said that the reason for my continued leg pain is from scar tissue and that there is nothing more he can do - wanting a second opinion but knowing the wait time in Ontario to see a back surgeon is 18-24 months I decided to get a second opinion from a Dr.Cappuccino at the Buffalo Spine Clinic - he says that he believes that the hardware is putting pressure on the nerve and wants to remove the hardware, clean up the nerve and encase it in a gel like substance - my question is this:

1. Has anyone had their hardware removed and if so do they have any idea of the costs involved

2. Has anyone ever had the scar tissue cleaned up off of the nerve and di it work

I appreciate any information you can give me


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