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problems with hardware following lumbar fusion surgery

glo.dgglo.d Posts: 6
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:01 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Does anyone have any idea of how you would know if something was wrong with your hardware following fusion surgery. I am 6 months post-op and having increased pain, balance issues, numbness in lower legs, etc which seem to be worsening.


  • Hi,

    I am not totally sure. I had problems with mine but I have had a battle to get anything sorted. Basically, from my research on here, you need to speak to your/a surgeon and hope they do a hardware block.

    The trouble is that at 6 months you are still "very early out".

    I wish you luck and hope that you find some relief soon.
  • You should get in contact with your surgeons office and get X-ray, CT Scan, MRI, etc. I am sure they would be able to tell if something was off. Good luck, I hope you feel better soon!
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