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Old 02-05-2009, 02:45 PM   #1
wikaway wikaway is offline
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hardware causing pain?

Has anyone heard if the hardware(screws and rods) could be the cause of chronic back and leg pain following lumbar fusion surgery? I had a 2 level fusion in October 2006. I am so sorry I ever had the surgery. There was too much pain and has just increased my pain. I had a discogram before surgery and that doc said I would be helped by IDET but insurance probably wouldn't pay for it. I had a previous IDET that did help for about 3-4 years. My original diagnosis was degenerative disc disease. I wish I had undergone IDET. My life is gone, I used to be very active and now I really don't go anywhere. I hope someone out there reads this and can help.
Mary