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Hi Renee:

I too have had an mri with the metal in my back and didn't have any discomfort. The test though did come back inconclusive due to the hardward. Sometimes it can distort any findings. Usually the next step if mri's don't confirm anything is a discogram. I've had a ct mylegram also, but not until after my third surgery. It was the discogram that verified my problems. Hope you get some anwers 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: Discogram 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 shows clustering at the nerve root endings of L1-L2. Scar tissue causing mild arachnoiditis.
"We can't find anything "PRONOUNCED"
2002 Dec: "What To Do or What Not To Do?" That is the question.

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

Believing God will heal me!