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Crooked back from rods

I had my first spine surgery 5 years ago in July. IT involved laminectomy, fusions and having rods put in. The incision was roughly 15" and there were 7 screws on each side witht he rods. The rods were not bent correctly and the top of my spine was a little over an inch infront of the bottom of my spine. I went back 2 years later to have the rods rebent to correct the curve but instead the doctor removed the upper 4 screw and rods. I can not stand up straight and it makes it painful to walk. Is this something that could be corrected with another surgery and the reinsertion of properly bent rods? It feels like if someone could just put a knee in the middle of my back and grab my shoulders and pull till they heard a pop. then I could stand up striaght. I'm at aloss as to what I need ot do now. I have tied pt. 6 months worth after the surgery then another 6 months worth last year. It helped some, but still only got me partial upright.


  • Time to just go get that second opinion, be sure to take with you all your medical images. Who knows what another surgeon may or may not have experience with "fixing". If it is causing you pain to the point its affecting your life then you owe it to yourself to go for a second opinion. Be sure to find an adult spine specialist.
    33yo mom of two. My surgical history...preadolescence scoliosis, kyphosis, and a hot mess.... 5 spine surgeries and lots of items added I wasn't born with (titanium, peek, surgical steel). Guess cremation is out. TSA loves me.
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