I had the ALIF PLIF surgery on 4 discs multilevel fusion. I am in more pain now than ever in my life. I thought I hurt before surgery but now is unbearable pain......
I had this surgery Oct 2010 and in March 2011 he removed the back side hardware, the screws had all came loose. I was still in pain! He has put me off since March, just saying come see me in 3 more months all through this year, wanting to maybe implant a stimulator in my back.....at this point I got a second opinion and the new Dr told me, the only time multilevel surgeries are done is if you have tumors or some disease and have no other option than surgery. This was not my case! yes, I hurt but now I cannot work or even socialize anymore!
New Dr told me now the hardware in the front of my back (through the stomach) have all come loose. He has done extensive research with fellow partners and half say yeah it can be fixed and half say no it can't be fixed, he is befuddled.
I have been given 3 options, go in the back and put new hardware in and forget about loose screws through my front side.....or redo both front and back, or do nothing.
What would you do?????