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Posted by Sara
on October 08, 2000 at 14:18:45:
In Reply to: X-Rays posted by Hu on October 06, 2000 at 00:33:07:
The placement of BAK cages are much easier to detect than screws. Normal standing x-rays showed my cage had moved to the left approximately 4 cm. With the screw in my back that is irritating the nerve though, they did an MRI to confirm their suspicions. It clearly showed that the screw was digging straight into a nerve.
The standing x-rays and then bent over ones, flexion-extension I presume, should be able to tell if the screw is slipping or cracked. If they come out ok and you are still in pain, an MRI might be wise. Good luck!
- Thanks Hu 22:50:55 10/09/00
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