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'Back Cracking' following lumbar fusion

JohnwmainJJohnwmain Posts: 1
edited 02/03/2015 - 8:33 PM in Lower Back Pain
Hi all,

Following several back surgeries including PLIF ( L4/5) discectomy, Wallis implants, decompression etc I had a spinal fusion from T10 to S1, I'm still having lots of problems (no doubt from scar tissue and adhesions due to previous interventions) however I still experience lots of localised pain in my lumbar region and sciatic pain. Some 6 months after surgery I am experiencing a lot of back 'cracking' and 'popping', related to my lumbar fused section of my back and especially if I am reclining or in a 'neutral' position (e.g. Lying down) this causes a shooting pain which goes away but is very disconcerting, especially as one of the iliac connecting rods has previously failed ( and has since been repaired) I note that this has been a previous message thread but not heard any practical results and wondered if anyone with similar surgery has experienced the same thing and what the outcome was
Thanks in anticipation


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