Hi I am new and I really hope I'm doing this right. I found this site when I was looking up screws coming loose from a lumbar fusion. I had my 3-4 vertebra fused three years ago. I had some serious pain in my leg. After the surgery it was gone and it felt great. But I had so much pain in my back. And even six months after the surgery I had pain. I must have went back 10 times in the last 3 years. About 6 months ago the pain got worse. It was so bad sometimes that it took my breath. I went back to the doctor again and he just sent me to pain management. I have become so addicted to Tramadol. In fact I just got kicked out for getting a scrip from another doctor. It comes up when they check that national narcotic list. So I decided it was time I found another doctor. He told me the screw where the fusion was done has come loose. And something about my vertebra isn't aligned. I am very scared and in a lot of pain. I have to have a cat scan Saturday. I suppose the only way to get out of pain is to have surgery. I need some feedback.
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