I have been suffering with extreme chronic pain for 5+ years after I got the corrective spine surgery for Kyphosis which is two roda in my back. I am fused from T1-T12?? I think... Basically almost from top to bottom. What I'm trying to get to is I am in SO MUCH pain. I feel like I never healed! Ive tried everything. And I'm only 19! My entire teenage experience was spent in bed dealing with pain, and I'm done with it! I've tried everything. Physical therapy, massage, injections, meds, nerve meds, massage, acupuncture, water therapy, you name it I've done it. My condition has gotten so bad it's starting to cause other health issues. Basically I'm just continually going down hill and I'm at my breaking point. I need to be able to finish college and have a job for the rest of my life! Not to mention have kids and be able to raise a family. ANYWAYS
What I'm trying to get to is I'm at the point where I'm considering getting my rods removed. Has anybody done this? Has it been beneficial or detrimental??? I know it's a big risk, I could get worse. But what if it helps? Has anybody else done this and it helped the pain? But I'm scared because it's not something they usually to for Kyphosis.... Will I be hunchback again? What about the bone fusion? What if it messes up my nerves even more? Ugh! Advise please:( I'm seriously at my wit's end.