Hello, all. This is my first time posting.
In June of this year (so nearly 6 months ago), I had a fusion from L3-S1. It was my first fusion, but my third spinal surgery. I'm female, 29-years-old.
Everything's been pretty alright until about a week ago. My family and I were sitting on the couch when there was a sudden, loud "pop" that came from my fusion. I felt it "thud" inside of me, and everyone in the living room heard it. Since that occurred, grinding and clicking comes from my fusion area -- the grinding sound almost like two balloons rubbing against each other. I'm extra sore in that area, deep in my spine, but I wouldn't say it's painful. Since the "pop," I also feel the nerve running down the back of my right thigh.
The next day I had x-rays done, which showed that the instrumentation was fine, but my doctor wanted me to come in for an exam this week. However, I live 90 minutes from his office in a rural town, and the next available time I have to see him is early January. He's the closest neurosurgeon to where I live.
Anybody else have this happen to them, or know what it could be? Since the instruments are okay, I wonder if the fusion between the vertebra broke? Next disc up from the fusion rupturing? I can't imagine it being scar tissue making that much noise.
Also very strange since the "pop" is that I've been having a lot of uterine cramping and pelvic soreness.
Any information helps. Thanks.