Is there anyone out there who now has arthritis because of a long fusion for scoliosis surgery years ago? I had my surgery in 1983 and have been pretty much pain free until the last year. Now my NS says the arthritis in my back is equal to a 70 year old. I have pain in my left side lumbar area and down into my butt and down into the back of my knee. There are other things going on with my back but the doc is blaming my pain on the arthritis. I have not been working for months which has helped some. My doctor said I am disabled. We could have surgery but I would need more fusion in 10-15 years. I will be 48. There will not be anymore room for fusion then. Aughhhh, this is so frustrating. Anyone else going thru this??????
Peace be with you,