I had my 2nd surgery with herrington rods about 4yrs ago. the 1st surgery was 7yrs ago in jan. Within a year of having the first one everything went ok. and then it was like bam!!! i was in pain and I went to the dr and guess what I had a broken Rod. So I had to have the whole thing redone. I woke 3days later and have not had a single day since then when I was not in some serious pain. All I get is I dont know why. Must have irrated a nerve. I'm like what the hello kitty does that mean? will it stop? I dont know. I dont know where to turn or what to do. Has anyone had any problems like this with there rods? Mine start at the T3 and go the my tailbone so top to bottom is all fused up now. Just lots of pain I've been to the pain dr who gives me pain meds does the shots n says this will help NOT!! I dont mean to sound like I whine all the time about this but I'm to the point I need to find a direction to go in and dont know which way to turn. Called one place was told they would see me If i had 18,000.00 that my insurance wouldn't cover I dont have monies like that laying in my bank. thanks I'll stop whinning now any advice help direction would be greatly appericated.