This is my first entry on any blog regarding my back so please be patient.
I underwent a spinal fusion l4 l5 (wiring and bone graft) 18 years ago. The wire snapped and I was operated on again 13 years ago for a fusion by rod and screws.
About 5 years after that surgery the pain cam back. I went to see my surgeon who said there was nothing he could do so just go to physio. So after 4 years of putting up with the pain and seeing a number of alternative health practitioners who all gave me different opions as to what was wrong with my back I finally plucked up the courage to speak to the surgeon again.
I had an mri (a tad blurry due to type of metal used for fusion) but these is definite degeneration of the discs above and below the fusion. He pretty much said there was not much more he could do and again recommended seeing a physio! 3 months on and guess what no change!!
I am at a loss as to what to do. Has anyone had the same difficulties as me? I have tried all sorts of pain relief and nothing works. My work is being affected as is my family life (cannot run around with the kids as I can hardly move the next day) even going out is not an option as standing for an extended period sees me in all sorts of bother the next day!!
Helllllpppp. Any suggestions, thoughts would be greatly appreciated as I am really frustrated!