I am 11 year post op spinal fusion L45 .I have done great up until the past year with increased low back pain radiating to hips. I had an MRI done which virtually is unreadable because of the srtifact. The Dr showed it to me and it looks like a big blob of nothing.
Why do they do an MRI if they can't see around the hardware?
Is there another alternative or xray they can do that actually shows what is going on at the surgery level?