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Yes, I had
open back surgery in March 2011 and again October 2016. Since February 2017 I
had started experiencing severe chronic
back pain more than usual. The pain went on through February 2017 until
December of 2018. So, the surgeon who performed the surgery had ordered an MRI and X-ray to see if there were any
abnormality in my back, and that was done
on June 2018. The surgeon told me that everything seemed to normal. However,
the surgeon referred me to a pain management doctor.
Throughout my doctor visits, the pain, management doctor gave me shots in my
back for the pain and prescribed pain medications. But the doctor recently
realized there was something else was going on with my back pain since the
normal treatments weren’t helping me. So, the pain management doctor in December
2018 ordered me to get a new X-ray done. The new findings were astounding. I
have a broken titanium rod in my lower back and the second titanium rod has
also was fractured — these titanium rods that are in my back supposed to last
me a lifetime. However, the surgeon assistant who did the surgery with the
surgeon tried to explain to me that if you have a wire hanger and you continue
to bend the wire hanger back and forth eventually the hanger will break. I
asked the surgical assistant was this a manufacturing defect problem or was
this medical problem? He never answers the question. I was quite baffled about
this situation. I didn’t know who to blame the manufacture of the broken part
that went into my back or the surgeon who performed the surgery on my back.