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Post op 4 months L4-L5 spinal fusion

DebonasrDDebonasr Posts: 1
edited 09/11/2015 - 9:42 PM in Lower Back Pain
Is it natural to feel the titanium screw on one side of my surgical site, like I do? Also the same side I feel the head of one screw, pain is radiating from this sight down my right outer leg. Has anyone else having had spinal fusion experience like discribed above ? L4-L5 fusion
Deborah D Nasr


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    Spinal stenosis since 1995
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    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • Welcome Debon, hope you find comfort in the forums to help you to recovery.

    In my experience in 2004, I did not have the feelings you described. I had complete relief of symptoms that took me to surgery. I could barely walk going in, numb toes and feet, upper portion. Pain in legs like electric shots and horrible back pain. Sciatica. All cleared up sincerely, day one. Had to deal with pain of surgery that first week, what a monster. But then, as weeks went by, complete bliss and back to normal.

    I am so very sorry this is not your experience. Is the pain different from before your surgery? Is the pain completely different? I would really think about those two questions. I think of it is new pain, gosh, maybe even old pain...okay, I think of you are having pain not associated with the actual incision, if it were me..I'd be calling and getting into my doctor asap, especially if it was new. I'm no doctor. I'm just sharing that my pain went away and if it were me, I'd be asking to get in before my postop checkup.
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