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My 15 year old daughter is potentially facing another surgery. Two years ago she was fused from T4 to L4. For approximately one year, she’s struggled with sharp lower back pain which turned out to be stress fractures at L4. After NSAIDs, rest, and PT, she’s no better. Doctor wants to talk surgical options (1) replacement of some current hardware, or (2) fusion to pelvis. He admittedly doesn’t like either option. Some bloodwork also indicates the possibility of lupus or JIA.
Does anyone have success stories or tips for dealing with this?