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Second Spinal Fusion-Dupllicate thread

newusernnewuser Posts: 3
edited 09/06/2014 - 10:34 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
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  • kinpainkkinpain Posts: 958
    edited 09/04/2014 - 11:53 AM
    I had my first fusion, a tree-level, L3-S1 six years ago, mostly for spondylitis and severe spinal stenosis. My biggest complaint was crippling sciatica that made me unable to stand more than a minute or two. Since the first fusion, sciatica is completely gone. Everything was wonderful up to about a year ago. Then any upright position (both walking and standing) made me feel like I am going to break into two. I also noticed That I no longer could straighten myself out, was always bending like an old lady (which I am). Earlier this year I consulted with my GP, who sent me to PT. I also began going some core exercises daily. Finally, early August I consulted my Orthopedic surgeon. When he showed me how my X-Ray changed, I almost throw up. L2 completely collapsed and the spinal column blended forward in a sharp angle. I agreed to another fusion. Surgery was three weeks ago, old hardware was removed and replaced by a newer model, fusing me from T12-S1 (six-level).
    I am doing well, have no pain, and walk about 1/2 hour daily, usually take two shorter walks. It is too early to draw a final conclusion, but so far so good. If you have any questions, Just ask me.

    Wishing you the best,
  • I had a L4 and L5 attempted fusion in Nov 2013 that did not take and 5 days ago I felt something shift in by back and now I can't walk or stand form more than a few minutes or a get bad back spasms and I have to lay down for a hour or so after I do.

    I have an appointment tomorrow and I hope they can tell me what has happened cause I'm out of work and bed ridden .... its good to hear that you are doing great and that another fusion (or at least another surgery) can be a success.
    --) Dave (--
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