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Hello, I wondering if any one has any experience with this issue? I had a L5 S1 PLIF fusion in 2010. Since then, my back pain has been worse. I have experienced pain on the right side, since day one. Although, there were no screws placed on my right due to the bone being to hard from a past fracture. 3 years later, the screw and rods were removed. Pain continued and got worse. I now have numbness in my toes, and my back is a constant knot. Also, I can not stand or walk more then 15 to 20 minutes, due to the burning back pain, it causes.
Just went back to the spine doctor because everyone kept saying to exercise and loose weight. I have gained weight due to very limited motion. Now, the new doctor says the cage is pushing into my bone canal, AKA my spinal canal on the right. On the left it is compressing my nerves. Here's the issue, I may need a more serious surgery then the fusion. If... They can even remove it as, it is fused to my spine. I have my MRI, CT, and another round of new Xrays scheduled.