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  1. #1
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    New pain

    I have been doing real good. No pain to really bother me. I have been doing what ever I wanted all summer long.
    Just recently I have had an area in my back that is so tender.
    It is just a small area but boy does it hurt. More tender to the touch than anything. It is about mid way down and next to my incision.
    I was wondering if maybe I had a screw irritating me. I have not had to take pain meds but have been using a lot of moist heat. It seems to help for awhile then its back. If anyone has had this happen to them please let me know what they did that helped. I am going to give it a while and if it doesn't get better I am going to go see my Dr.
    Mattie

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    Hey Mattie,

    I have it sometime(both sides around T5), and not much I do about it. Resting and ice packs can help. Massages or acupuncture make it worse, and repetetive movements also. Doctor says a nerve is irritated b/c of the screws, or maybe one side of the rod is unstable still but he fixed as much as he could.

    Good luck.
    Last edited by sweetness514; 10-30-2006 at 02:41 PM.
    35 y/old female from Montreal, Canada
    Diagnosed with scoliosis(double major) at age 12, wore Boston brace 4 years at least 23 hours a day-curve progressed
    Surgery age 26 for 60 degree curve in Oct. 1997 by Dr.Max Aebi-fused T5 to L2
    Surgery age 28 for a hook removal in Feb. 1999 by Dr.Max Aebi-pain free for 5 years
    Surgery age 34 in Dec.2005 for broken rod replacement, bigger screws and crosslinks added and pseudarthrosis(non union) by Dr. Jean Ouellet

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    I was thinking maybe a screw was irritaing that area. It usually is worse in the evening after being on the move all day. I am going to just deal with it this week and if not any better I am going to see my Dr. Thanks for the help.
    At least I know I am not the only one that has this problem. Probably nothing the Dr. can do like you said but it sure is painful at times. It is irritating to think I have been through all these operations and have this new pain pop up all of a sudden. My summer has been practically pain free until now. Maybe I will have to just learn to live with it. Thanks
    Mattie

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    Unhappy new pain

    I went to my GP Monday. After he examined me he thought maybe something was not right with my hardware. He ordered x-rays. I got the results yesterday. The x-rays show a slight change in hardware and a change in spine. He is setting up an appointment with an orthopaedist.
    He thinks the same as I do that with the area that is real tender is such a small area that it is probably a screw causing me problems.
    I will no more after I see the specialist.
    The surgeon I had for my surgeries has moved out of state so now I have a new Dr.

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    I hope it's not a big change and hopefully a new ortho can get more info and be helpful for you. Do you see any change in your scar(like it's crooked) or any hump in your back?

    Keep us posted.
    Last edited by sweetness514; 11-02-2006 at 02:59 PM.
    35 y/old female from Montreal, Canada
    Diagnosed with scoliosis(double major) at age 12, wore Boston brace 4 years at least 23 hours a day-curve progressed
    Surgery age 26 for 60 degree curve in Oct. 1997 by Dr.Max Aebi-fused T5 to L2
    Surgery age 28 for a hook removal in Feb. 1999 by Dr.Max Aebi-pain free for 5 years
    Surgery age 34 in Dec.2005 for broken rod replacement, bigger screws and crosslinks added and pseudarthrosis(non union) by Dr. Jean Ouellet

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    No I have not noticed any change. Even the area that is so tender does not stick out. My hump is no different that I have noticed. I am just hoping I don't have to have surgery again. Three times is enough for me. Thank you for responding to my thread.
    Mattie

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