Hi, my name is Robert and I have had 7 back surgeries over the many years
and the last one was 10 months ago. The operation was termed a "Salvage
Job" and rods and 14 screws were installed.
I asumed that I would be only out for about 5 months as that was the time out for my last operation where they installed brackets and 6 screws.
It has been 10 months and I am in more pain than before the surgery.
I find myself bent over forward and have to use a cane to push myself up
when I walk. The pain is worse when I lay down as the ribs hurt as well as pain on each side of thorasic
area. In the past 3 months, I make so much noise when I move. The cracking sound and squeeking sounds are driving me crazy. All I have been told so far is that I have "Flat Back Syndrome".
The only place I can find info for this condition is from The National Scoloiosis
Foundation, so that is why I am here.
Today I am having a catscan to make sure all the fusions are OK before we talk
about any removal.
Is this a normal situation for someone who has had so many surgeries?
Has anyone else had this simolar type condition?
Sure would like to hear from you if you have been there before or are going through it.