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Scar Tissue

airborne72airborne72 Posts: 245
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:02 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery

Yesterday I had a discogram at L3 and L2 seeking the source of my continuing pain after a fusion in Jan 11 (TLIF L4-S1). My surgeon is convinced I have a failed fusion, but none of the images reveal it. This test was conducted to rule out some sources. As any discogram is (I suppose) it was painful. I stopped counting the number of sticks after 20. The doctor said that I had scar tissue which was bending his needles and that was the reason for so many sticks.

The test revealed that those two discs are normal. So today I was wondering if perhaps scar tissue could be the culprit in my persistent radicular pain and slow but steady reduction in physical mobility?

I do not want to undergo "exploratory" surgery, but I am running out of choices.

Anyone with a similar experience or some theories? I want to offer my surgeon something to ponder.
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