Hello Everyone...I'm new to the message boards..
I had a fall from a deer stand about 11 months ago and fractured my spine.I had a spinal fusion from T10-L1. Wore a brace 16 weeks post op. It was a long haul. I was healing well and then about 4 weeks ago I was in a great deal of pain. I went to my surgeon and he seems to think my hardware ( 2 rods and 6 screws) need to come out. He thinks they are causing the pain. I am having a hard time finding info on what that surgery is like. Much easier than the a fusion, I am sure, but I don't know how long it takes to heal, etc. My Dr describes it like ripping a band-aid off. Has anyone out there had this done? What was it like? I look forward to chattin with you...Korie :?