I had a bil pars fracture , on right side was from child birth 30 years ago, the left side happened sometime prior to surgery about " I think 2 weeks after prior to surgery " I had to update CPR at work and with that the ongoing back pain increased to the point where I was willing to do anything. I am a nurse of 27 yrs and know the outcomes of back surgeries and that in part, why I waited so long to have the surgery after several epidurals , SI joint injections, Radiofrequency Abligations to burn the nerves. Also hx includes chonic lymes have had 3 active tick bites one 3 wks prior to surgery. Post surgery while in hospital had reaction to narcotics they gave me which I do not take due to adverse reactions to them, do not metabolize them as most do. After they stopped Narcotics and I slowly came back around to knowing who I was, where I was but in extreme pain and not being able to tolerate meds, I finally after a week was released. Then to follow, once I was able to start outpatient physical therapy 12wks out after surgery. initial PT evaluation , I came back the next day with a M.S type walk, which surgeon sent me to neuro which evaluated and said it was anxiety related...I followed up wih my Internal med Doc and pain management Doctors I worked with and all agreed that was incorrect it wasn't anxiety it was back related, then I began loosing control of bladder at night along with return of prior back pain , radicular Right leg pain and LBP and severe Right leg spasms. surgeon still will not commit to being back issue. I have not been cleared to return back to work and will not be able to nurse again per surgeon. Upon my last visit 1 yr out I had only grown minimal bone around pedicule threads, I had cadaver bone implant due to Right hip replacement and possibly a left one in near future. Surgeon ordered Mylogram this week but due to IVP and seafood allergy it was cancelled, so MRI has been ordered which will only show minimal nerve involvement. Has anyone else been thru similar complications and if so did you have any luck with MRI
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