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Old 09-26-2012, 05:23 PM   #1
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Question 1 yr today was my fusion.... hardware removal just scheduled :(

Hello spineys!

I know, it's been a while.....

Catch up for those that haven't met me....I had a posterior fusion L4-5, L5-S1 exactly a year ago today.
I've been having continued back pain, had more pain injections, blocks, ESI's etc. Today I had diagnostic hardware blocks done to see if it's the hardware causing the pain or if further investing is needed.
Well the hardware blocks have proven as much as they can that the hardware is a significant issue. Surgery to take it out has been scheduled for Oct 23rd. I've been told 2 hrs for the surgery & that if he sees anything else in there he will fix that at the same time. In the hospital overnight.
I've not been able to work since this crazy journey began in April 2011....but I'd really like to know what to expect recovery wise from this surgery....can anyone help?

Many thanks xx
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SI steroid injections
Facet joint injections
RF Ablation Rt & Lt two level
Discogram
TLIF scheduled 9/26/11

 
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