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.