I'm one week post PLIF and still in a great deal of pain. My Surgeon wants me to use this time around a Bone Growth Stimulator.
Has anyone found it to work? any side effects?? He wants me to try it this time around. I had all loose hardware and the bone wasn't growing well.
I know it's expensive and wasn't sure if this would be a guarantee or just a better chance to fuse?!
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
Failed fusion and Failed Hardware
PLIF Fusion scheduled for 10/29/10