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Hi Luvbunny:

Sorry to hear your story...pain can make things so much more difficult and confusing. If you are not sure what to do then get several opinions from different orthopedists or possibly a neurosurgeon. Then you can weigh all your options having received information from various sources and make a decision.

I have had cages put in and know of others who have also. They were to reallign my spine due to it leaning too far forward from an original fracture. I have titanium cages and have not heard much about other types. I did read on another board about several people who had unsuccessful surgery with BAK cages and had to have revision surgery to correct problems. Keep posting and you might get some more info...hope you get relief soon...Jo H.

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1979: Fell from scaffold onto gymnasium floor. Decompression Laminectomy L1-L3 w/Spinal Fusion and Harrington Rods Insertion.
1992: Harrington rod breakage and dislodging. Removal and refitted with smaller hardware and re fused.
2001: Pain Again. MRI inconclusive due to hardware
2001: Diskogram shows bulging and DDD at L4-S1 due to domino effect
2002 Feb: 10 hr. surgery. 360 fusion and hardware extended with "connector" to S1. 3 Titanium cages placed anteriorally. Fused from L1-S1.
2002 Sept: Pain worse than before surgery.
2002 Oct: EMG shows damage to L5 and S1
2002 Oct: CT Myelogram ordered.

Meds:
Duragesic Patch 50 mg
Morphine Sulf 15mg for bt pain
Wellbutrin
Relafen
Nitrofurantoin for UTI prevention
Ambien

Believing God will heal me!