hey everybody...I was a member for awhile around the time I had my fusion in January 2010...which went as planned even including the brutal hospital stay at no extra charge. Everybody was so nice and compassionate while answering questions that I had. I had a PLIF at the L4-L5 level, and that corrected the issue with THAT disk, but as everyone knows, the continuing problems don't seem to go away. As of my most recent MRI in Nov 2011, there's bulging at the L3-L4 level and the L2-L3 level...diffuse facet arthrosis at the L5-S1 level...DDD at L2-L4, and
...and perplexing to me is the act that the radiologist listed the disc space is narrowing and desiccation occurring at the L4-L5 level...but this is where my fusion was...with the cage being in at that level, could the disc space continue to narrow?
my wife and I moved to TN last May, so changing pain management clinics after 11 years was not easy
well, enough of my misery as there are those here that I continue to pray will get better...although I haven't been posting, I've kept up with everything since my fusion.
take care all and feel better!