Some of you may have read my intro but for those that missed it:
12 years ago I suffered an unstable fracture to my T12 vertebrae. I had it corrected with surgery which involved a spinal fusion from my T11 to my L1 and pedicle screws were inserted to support my spine.
I have been having some back pain and some neurological symptoms in my legs. Recent scans have revealed that the screws have become loose; my GP said it looks like it might be slipping out of place.
I will now need surgery. My GP thinks that my neurosurgeon (who I see on Sept 25th) will remove the screws altogether.
Has anyone had pedicle screws remvoed this long after insertion?
I have a 16 month old, so I am worried about how long the recovery time will be, anyone want to take a guess?