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Old 02-05-2009, 04:59 PM   #2
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Re: hardware causing pain?

Hi Mary,
Yes, hardware can indeed be a source of pain. With continued pain that seems to have no other reason to explain it, the hardware may end up being removed as a last resort. I've had hardware removed twice. It's no picnic, but nothing like the fusion surgery! A lot of people get relief from having it out. Has your doctor suggested that yet?

I hope you get some relief from your pain.

Emily