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leer09
04-09-2009, 09:44 PM
Hi Everyone,

I 've been having back pain for 2 months now and i get to see my surgeon in two weeks. I keep thinking i have a broken a rod or something :(

Just wondering how do you find out if you have a broken rod? Would you be able to see through a routine Full Length Spine Xray??

Thanks

Lee

txmarinemom
04-10-2009, 04:45 PM
Lee,

A broken rod (or any dislodged hardware) should be evident on an x-ray. When did you have your surgery, and why are you thinking something's broken?

Pam

leer09
04-11-2009, 01:15 AM
I had surgery May 2007.... I've been having upper back pain for two months on both sides near my shoulder blades it feels like my muscles are pulling or scrapping feelings its weird to explain!!!

I see my surgeon in two weeks for my 2 year check up and i've been looking at my xrays they just got done but i can't see anything too unusual.

txmarinemom
04-11-2009, 11:45 PM
I had surgery May 2007.... I've been having upper back pain for two months on both sides near my shoulder blades it feels like my muscles are pulling or scrapping feelings its weird to explain!!!

I see my surgeon in two weeks for my 2 year check up and i've been looking at my xrays they just got done but i can't see anything too unusual.

Leer, likely is muscle/nerve related ... how have you been working your body post op?

Pam

leer09
04-13-2009, 12:38 AM
Well lately i've been slacking off BIG time with exercise, been doing nothing at all. I've been going to an Osteo and she was saying how tight my upper back is so im starting pilates next week im hoping this will help!!!

I just couldn't be bothered with another surgery.... :(