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Hi,3 years ago I had low back surgery they fused my back I have 3 titium cages bars & srews the second I woke from surgery I couldn't feel my foot the Dr. tells me oh it takes a year to heal.So 1 year to the day I went back & said I still can;'t feel my foot & in horrible pain come to find out I had a pinched nerve inside the cages I went threw hell that year so he went in loosened the swew to unpinch the nerve & it did feel better .But the pain only lessened going into the 4th year now they also fused my back .I go threw pure hell still can't feel my foot that he said would go away the first year.I went today & told him I want them taken out I can't take anymore he says they are a part of u now  I have lost 63 pounds from not being able to eat because of pain I want them gone but he tells me they are part of me now.I have a friend that had a rod going from her neck to the bottom of her back she walked side ways bent sideways rather for years she got a new Dr. that took the rod out & this girl walks straight & is off all meds So I need that kind of Dr that will take these out Does anyone here ever had theres taken out?Its been goin on 4 years I hurt soo bad I can;'t take much more my foot still I can't feel even so he told me oh that will go awy as u heal well instead I still can't feel it & had to gpo back in to unpinch a nerve inside the cages I have shot after shot some do help but its a constant having to get them I can't keep going like this Please anyone if you can give me advice ty or if anyone has had their swews & cages taken out please tell me about it & where did u have it done please I need help Donna



  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 6,240

    Hello sassy195620031!
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    It is against forum rules (#5.10) to post specific physician names or health care facilities names on Spine-Health.com.
    If it were me, I would start researching for a neurosurgeon or neurologist and get a second opinion. But a surgery for one person may not be the right surgery for you. That's why you should always get a second opinion.

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