with pins, screws and carbon cage fused with cadiver bone. I am 3 yrs post op. Pain never stopped, it just transferred. Sciatica is back only on LEFT leg now. All i have to do is twist, turn, lift funny, lay wrong, sleep wrong, and it sends me into an episode for 5-7 days with heat....etc.
Making a day on 3x loritab. Try not to take relaxers as they realy knock me out. I am swollen from anti inflammaotory's and steroid shots and orally.
Has anyone heard of the disc locate BESIDE where they put the rods and screws degenerating? L-3...my last mri revealed was degerative disc on L3. What happens to the disc surrounding these pins and screws/
oh, and the lovely part is I have no insurance, cause everyting is preexisting.