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old fusion hurting?

motelman99mmotelman99 Posts: 122
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:18 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
has anyone had or ever hear of and old fusion going out and dr might have to redo?after my (lam)last mo.i have leg pain&numbness.i had l-4 l5,fused 13 years ago and thats where its coming from.dr thought it might be peripheral vascular disease.but had ultra sound and dr said i didn't have it.i;m just finshing up a steroids pack.it help at frist,pain went away for a couple of days but now its back...could the ns have hit something when he was doing my lam?thats what im kinda thinking.next step is he wants me to see a pain dr.don;t see how thats really going to help me.had shots before never helped only made the pain worse.i'll never let them give me another one.


  • Motel,
    You might want to ask your Doc for a new MRI as soon as possible just to make it you feel at ease. Good luck!
  • yes,i had and mri done and dr said not much has change.i'm getting a copy of the mri this week.he did say that l-2 was not very good.and could do another lam...noway..if i ever get another surgery its going to be a fusion,don't care if i wont have alot of movement...
  • Don't blame Ya!! I would not have another surgery unless absotuletly necessary and they have to dragged me into the OR screaming!!
  • Sounds like a tough spot to be in.. i had a failed fusion from last year; hence the need to re-do the same this year plus fuse the verterbrae above the 2 that was done last year.. Surgery is a decision that must be made between you and the doc... its your body, and you have the final say. If you are unable to move and have to crawl on all 4's to get to the T.V., then maybe its a necessary thing to have.. it depends on how you feel about the quality of life that you lead.. good luck and god bless
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