About two years ago I had a horriable surgery for scheurmann's kyphosis. My curve was 110 degress at that time. I had anterior and posterior surgery and now I have about seven disc fusions in the thoracic spine and then I was also fused on top of the spine from T2 to L2.
Last August I had bilaterl jaw surgery and had my jaw wired shut for nearly five months. Nine months ago I was in a car accident and had my C5/C6 fusion done due to the dislocated vertabra and herniation. I now have four screws and a plate and fusion in the cervicle spine. I have 36 screws in the lumbar and thoracic spine,two cross links and two rods from T2 to L2. I also damanged the T1/T2 vertabra and will be having surgery for this real soon. I only have to vertabra left inbetween the two surgeries and this is stressing my neck and upper back up pretty good. I can hardly hold my head up anymore due to the pain and weekness this has caused. After I have the next surgery I will be fused and rodded from C4 all the way to L2. I will not be able to bend my neck or back at all and will be very stiff,I am told. I have to have this surgery done if I want to live a half way normall life if one could call it that. I am really getting depressed over this as this is how I will have to live the rest of my life. I just want to know if anyone else in hear has had the rods and fusion from C4 to L2 and if so how you can manage when basicaly your whole back is nothing but fusion,screws and rods and what not. I really can't take it anymore. It is really to much and it is really hard trying to get on SSDI at the age of 39 even with all these problems. The surgery's I have mentioned are just a part of what I have going on. There are a whole lot of other painfull conditions that happen to your spine when you have this much hardware in your body.