I underwent a spinal fusion 2 years ago for scoliosis. I healed up quickly and was back to school in 2 weeks. The next 2 years I had little/no pain, just a little stiffness. I felt that I had made the best decision ever.
NOW, 2 years later, I have a horrible stabbing pain under my left shoulder blade. My GP gave me muscle relaxants, and told me I was having muscle spams, but all they do is zonk me out. I think seeing my GP about my back is kind of pointless, all he can do is give me pills, but he's the most accessible.
From reading some of these posts I see that pain under the shoulder blade is quite common??
I had my surgery at Vancouver general hospital which is 8 hours away, and I can't get up and go there to see my surgeron every time something goes wrong... but is it important that I see him?
I do think it's the rods because it constatly feels like something is poking me underneath my skin.
Is rod removal common?? Does it help the pain?? Does your back need any kind of support after the rods are removed or are people generally okay? To me it seems like without support it might go back to how it used to be.