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I had a spinal fusion 25 years ago to fix scoliosis. I am fused T9-L3 I believe. I don't have many back issues aside from the occasional back pain here and there specially during weather changes.
I have live a normal life but have always been afraid of my back and thus have limited my activities. Well as I get older I notice that i need to be more active in order to stay in somewhat of decent shape. So I went to see a spinal surgeon to make sure everything was ok with my back and to guide me on what activities I should stay away from.
I was told my back looks fine with no major issue and not real limits...the doctor said the only think is that one of my screw seem to have backed up a bit early on. Early on because there is a lot of bone growth in the area now. But I was told there is nothing to be concerned with and that I will not need further surgery.
My question is - is that normal to have a solid fusion with a screw that seems to have backed out a bit? Should I be concern or once a solid fusion is achieved I am ok?