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Cracked Instrumentation

RLaxner1RRLaxner1 Posts: 1
edited 05/05/2015 - 5:27 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Has anyone encountered this issue? I had spinal fusion with instrumentation surgery to cure scoliosis 15 years ago. About 5 years ago, I started having a lot of upper back pain. After months of this ongoing pain, it started to interfere with my job. I went to see a chiropractor who couldn't do much to help relieve me. I finally decided to go see my surgeon. He took x-rays and discovered that there was a break in my rod. Eyes wide open, I was very shocked as to how this could have happened. The doctor offered me no suggestions and said in order to fix this, we would have to go in for another surgery. Being a single 30 year old woman with little family and no insurance, there was no way I could afford to do this. So, his last suggestion was physical therapy.

I took a few classes over a 6 month period. The sessions and the therapist were all very helpful. I am still not sure to this day what happened, the PT said it could have been from jumping on a trampoline (even though that happened at least a year after surgery).

Now, I am trying to become a health nut. Eating right and exercising is a daily routine however there are still a lot of limits for me. Lifting heavy weights really affects me. And certain acts of jumping scare me to even try. After PT, yoga was my go-to.

I want to know if there are other people out there with a similar situation. Anyone? Family I spoke to said I should sue 'someone' for this broken instrumentation but I don't know if that would even be worth all the effort.

I wouldn't mind turning this into a positive thing; creating a group to keep each other active and healthy without seeking professional help. Thoughts/

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