Hello- I'm wondering if this has happen to anyone after spinal fusion. I'm fused from T-3 to S-1. Since my last back surgery in 1/2011 I have spells where my legs won't move. It last for like 5 mins. It's when I'm laying in bed. I have to pick my legs up and scoot them to the edge of the bed and pull my self up and let them hang over the bed before they will move again. Can anyone tell me what might be going on? I did get a staph infevtion in my T-11 T-12 area.
This is what I have gone through with 7 back surgeries since 1997:
Has anyone heard of getting scoliosis after spinal fusion T-11 to S-1? I DID! I have had 7 back surgeries 5 in a 10 month spand. I had a dr. fuse me from L- 2 to s-1. He took out my curve of the lumbar which I developed flat back. I went to a spinal specilistes who told me that I had flat back. He advised for me to have another surgery to put the curve back in my lumbar. He then fused me from T-11 to s-1. 3 weeks later I went to get my staples out the dr told me I had developed scoliosis. He said my spine had shifted from T-3 to T-12. I then had to go back into surgery to be fused from T-3 to S-1. I have 28 screws, rods and a cage. When he opened me up he found out that I had developed a stap infection in my T-11 T-12. This had happen from my December surgery 2010. I'm still on antibocs and was told that I will be on them for the rest of my life. I'm on doxycyline and rifampin which is a very strong medication. I have a chance to develope livrer problems. This all started out with my first surgery of 2 slipped disc of L-4 L-5 in 1997. I never ever thought that having a fusion would cause all of this. I blame the first surgen who performed my first 4 surgeries.
Would someone tell me what they think about all this?