I had my fusion a about two years after a auto wreck it seemed to fix me right up . Then the pain started coming back then numbness that started in my left little toe then all the way across my foot , up my calf then started with the pain in my calf upper leg it took about three years to get where I am now !! The thing is I had a chiropractor look at some x-rays done a while ago and he saw a screw on the bottom left side of my l-spine sticking out and the plate is kind of crooked looking ? I wonder If any one had a screw removed or had problems with the alignment of the plate ??