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  1. 3 years post op on extended fusion for adjacent level issues

    I think my back is doing great all things considered. Still working and if I overdo, a good night in bed fixes me up. No pain meds. However, have started having hip pain - definitely believe it is...
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    I had groin pain, thigh pain, which was new pain...

    I had groin pain, thigh pain, which was new pain that prompted me to seek help, and numbness on bottom of right foot I had had for years really. I didn't really notice the numbness too much except...
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    I have X-rays , but not sure how you load them...

    I have X-rays , but not sure how you load them here. I just looked at my films again and they definitely look like screws. I have a copy of my op report somewhere here in my office. I can't...
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    Yup. They are long screws and go across my SI...

    Yup. They are long screws and go across my SI joints. I occaisionally have sharp pain at the end (I think) of the right one - today I felt some pain there for the first time since January, so it...
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    Update on pain over hardware/screws in sacrum...

    Update on pain over hardware/screws in sacrum area. It lasted about a month, then went away. When I saw my surgeon for one year post op, no complaints. He said to let him know if it recurred and...
  6. I sound similar to you. Harrington Rod T4-L4 39...

    I sound similar to you. Harrington Rod T4-L4 39 years ago, L2-S1 fusion with screws into pelvis across SI Joints 3/2016. I was on NSAIDS x 20 years, deep tissue massage x5 years, and many other...
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    You also sound very similar to my story:...

    You also sound very similar to my story: Harrington rod placed in 1978 at age thirteen, T4-L4, with increased leg pain and foot numbness about 18 months ago. I had fusion from L2-S1 with Elevate...
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    Discomfort around pelvic hardware anyone?

    Me too! I am 10.5 months post L2- sacrum fusion (previous T4-L4 Harrington Rod 38 years ago). Doing great, but often if I lean forward a little or sometimes even just walking, I get a very sharp...
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    Spinal Cord Stimulator

    I have worked in the Spinal Cord Stumlator (SCS) and intrathecal pump field for 19 years for a medical device company. SCS in indicated for neuropathic pain - any pain that is nerve caused or nerve...
  10. Yay NSAIDS!

    4 months post op now, pain med free and NSAIDS back on board! I feel like a new person getting back on my regular medication, meloxicam. Working pretty much like before but with a lifting...
  11. 2 months post op! Now fused T3 to sacrum

    I did have the selective nerve root injection in Janulary and it gave me complete pain relief of the groin and leg pain. I decided to go ahead with the surgery - anchoring into my existing fusion at...
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    Linda's survey

    Linda,
    I see this thread is older, but am interested in what you found out. I am looking at having a fusion to the sacrum below my original T3-L3 fusion and that is a concern of mine, right up...
  13. Extending Fusion due to Adjacent Level disease?

    I have visited this site many times in the past and this is my first time to post. I have been impressed with the caring and support I have seen (read!) and I now find myself wanting to seek others...
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