I have been seeing a private surgeon (no insurance) in Spain and we got along v well. Went for MRIs and X Rays. Before these tests he estimated that the cost of fusing L3/4 and L/5 would be about 13,000€ now it is 20000€ saying that i would need longer rods and more screws.
Having had no luck on the social, a Spanish friend has intervened and after consultation with a social doctor, I am on the list for an appointment in Valencia in September.
Having learnt that you can't bend with rods and screws and that they can become dislodged, are there any other ways of fusing.
I know i am getting worse because my discs, when I turn or bend all click together and although not painful its a horrid sensation.
Can someone educate me or point me in a direction where I can learn further ............... Thanks