I am new to this web site. It is nice to find a site with people who have common issues. I have had 3 surgeries on my spine in 2 1/2years. 1 in my neck 2 in my lower back. I still have pain in my lower back L4/L5S1 Fusions. Has anyone actually had loose screws removed? My doctor has told me before I might have a screw loose. I am concerned about being cut on again. Has anyone had hardware removed? If so what is the recovery like?