I had spinal fusion of L5/S1 in April this year. At first I thought everything was good but at about 2 weeks post op my pain came back with a vengence. I am getting weaker by the day and already fell once and just this morning I fell while trying to get out of bed.I am very scared and I need answers but I am not getting them. I have been comunicating with the orthopedic surgeon but all he does is takes x-rays and says everything is ok. I also go to pain management and recently got a new one because the guy I was seeing was a jerk. Anyway the new pain doc ordered an MRI right away. I kind of question whether it was too soon and MRI results arent as good because of the hardware interferance but this is what the results said and I am a little concerned.
There is a slight forward subluxation of L5 on S1.There is disc desiccation with bulging at this level. There is mild feraminol narrowing at L5-S1 left greater than right(explains my left leg pain). Mild enhancement of the posterior subcutaneous scar tissue in back of the lower spine in the subcutaneous fat. I also want to say that before my surgery I needed a discogram to show that I had a grade 5 anular tear at L5. Nothing ever really showed on the MRI's.
So here is the thing, I tried to call the surgeon and left several messages explaining this and I wanted the dr to call me back. After 2 days his PA calls me back(I never talk to the dr btw). I was not home and missed the call. So I then called my primary and got a referral over the phone for a neurosurgeon for a second opinion. I understand alot of the MRI but I am not sure what the options are. Does anyone have anything they can tell me? Has this happened to you? Anything you can tell me would be greatly appreciated