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Spine Fusion/pudendal nerve pain

Paulette LittlePPaulette Little Posts: 11
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:42 AM in New Member Introductions
I am new to this website. A year ago I had revision scoliosis surgery, which included fusing S1. Immediately after the surgery, I began having pudendal nerve pain, which included pain in the ishial tuberosity (sit bone) when sitting and pain and burning in the vagina. I would like to know if anyone has had similar problems. I would also like to know if there is any research on reversing lumbar fusions and implanting something a little more flexible. Paulette Little Fused from T9-S1. 56 yrs old.


  • I am sorry to hear of your suffering. You have found a great site for support and understanding. I have always thought that a fusion could not be reversed. That is one of my many reasons that I will not undergo a fusion. I have heard of many more failures that cause more pain than I have heard of success stories. Good luck to you and please keep us updated.
  • I'm sorry I can't help you with your question, but I just wanted to say hello and welcome to Spine Health, there are wonderful people here who know exactly how you feel and will support you every step of the way.
    Make sure you check out the FAQ's at the top of the page and spine health annoucement forum at the bottom of the page, these will help you.
    Also there's a wealth of information in the conditions/treatments etc.
    Just take a look around and someone is sure to be able to help you or point you in the right direction.
    Take care.
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  • Sorry about your pain. I've been trying to find out what has caused my postfusion tailbone pain as well. Some perspectives can be gained by referencing a MD that practices in Paris and his work on coccydynia.Google it. While this may not be your issue it was interesting to note his perspective on this issue. I've had nerve blocks but no long-term reduction of pain. The doc's are unable to isolate the pain thus far but I certainly feel like it's a direct result of the surgery. Hang in there!
  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. i am so glad you stopped by. i am in my 50's myself. i am sorry you are having pain problems after surgery!! :( i do hope you find a solution soon. good luck and stop by anytime! Jenny :)
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