I just found out that my Harrington Rods are fractured bi-laterally from L5-S1. Thought this was a bad thing but to my surprise it just might be a blessing. I have been in so much pain since they went it 3 years ago because of sever scoliosis, in fact, the pain has been more severe since I had the surgery than before I had all this metal but in my back. T5 through L2 through S1. I would like to know if this is a good thing and what are the ramifications of removing the rods? I defiantly want them out but don't want to have the possibility of further surgery in the future. Has anyone else had this happen and had the rods removed? What is the recovery time? Is it as bad as the first surgery? Any help would be appreciated!