i am interested in hearing others' experiences as well...i was doing great until february, when i started to experience nerve pain in my right buttock that radiated down to my foot. this is the side where my graft was taken and where my lumbar curve was. my surgeon believes the pain is caused by scar tissue around the nerves at l4 and l5; i've been seeing a pain management specialist for treatment. insurance will not cover the lysis procedure that my drs. think is necessary, so we've tried other types of epidural injections with modest success; the last treatment was an injection into a sacral joint. i used to have all my pain on the left side; that was completely corrected by surgery and now this!
Milwaukee Brace from ages 8 - 16
T36 degrees/L56 degrees Pre-Op
Fused T3 - S1
Surgery done Sept. 15, 2004
Dr. Robert G. Viere
North Texas Spine Care @ Baylor