Hey everybody. When I was 11 (2008), I was diagnosed with 2 50 degree curves in my spine, similar to an S. My surgeon said that braces and all that jazz wouldn't stop the progressive curves so I got T3-L4 fusion. I have two rods, 24 screws and a crossbar.
I'm feeling extreme pain in my crossbar area and also above and below the fusion. I've tried yoga and massage therapy. My surgeon said that taking out the crossbar would help that pain. My mom isn't agreeing with him though, because she thinks it's too dangerous. I personally would like all of the metal out of me, but that IS very dangerous....or is it?
I was just wondering if anyone had this type of surgery and got some or all of the hardware taken out. I just turned 15 and I was thinking that maybe this winter I'd have the crossbar taken out.