In 2010 I had T-11,T-12, L-1,L-2,L3,L4,L5,S1and S2 fused and
rods and screws to stablize spine due to scolosis.I also had to have a blood patch after a spinal leak. I was diagnosised with scolosis, spinal stenois, and spondolysis..Just a few days ago I started having severe pains in my thighs and then the pain just start going up my sside into my back. Aside from the surgical nightmare of pain this was a close second- was awful. My GP sent me for an MRI just to make sure that nothing had broken, etc. I thought that just maybe after reading from your post I was maybe having a flare which yall describe as just terrible. Any way All fusions to L5 look ok, but now I have a bulge at L5 and the
way it was described to me S1,S2 were just sort of crumbling. I take Zanaflex, fentanyl 50 mg, percocet for
breakthrough pain. I have high blood pressure and also just
had a municus repair on my knee. Have to see my dr on April 23 and I so hope he does not suggest any surgery. I have tried epidurals but not help there can never seem to get
in the correct spot. Back problems are terrible, but they could be so much worse. I still have a full time job and am 60 years.