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8 months post l3l4 revison fusion

Pain is on left side of surgery area the longer  I am on my feet or sitting the goes up to 7 -9 now if I am in bed goes is 2-3 . I had hardware injections and not the hardware. I just had facet injections like 2 weeks ago no help. the Dr is saying lets wait until a year and still in pain will talk about spinal cord stimlater .I gut is telling me something is wrong with the fusion . I work in a lab at a hospital it is very hard to work in that level of pain . Do you think getting a second opinion is a good idea ?
Had L4L5 and L5s1 fused in 1999
10/27/15 TLIF of L3L4
360 OLIF revision on 7/6/16 for L3L4
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  • MetalneckMetalneck The Island of Misfit toysPosts: 1,778
    Rich - Second opinions are most always a good idea.  Did you have post surgical imaging to confirm fusion at about 6 - 8 weeks??  What was said??  Based on the brief history and current issues - If I was having similar issues - I would demand (kindly request) and MRI to determine exact status .... a lot can happen and change in 8 months.

    Regards,

    MN
  • yes I had imaging  3m and 6m at 6m he just said right where I  supposed to be for 6m. I  just noticed a small spot at the end of my scar that is red and looks yellow like puss very small but that is weird it has been 8m 
    Had L4L5 and L5s1 fused in 1999
    10/27/15 TLIF of L3L4
    360 OLIF revision on 7/6/16 for L3L4
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  • MetalneckMetalneck The Island of Misfit toysPosts: 1,778
    And a second opinion??  Maybe??

    MN
  • Waiting for call to see if this doctor will give me a second opinion . Had to fax my operative notes to him .  
    Had L4L5 and L5s1 fused in 1999
    10/27/15 TLIF of L3L4
    360 OLIF revision on 7/6/16 for L3L4
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