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Back Problems board

Hi All,

I am getting ready to have surgery number 2 on my back. Sept. of 2002 I had a partial spine fusion with a bone graft. I have been using a bone growth stimulator since Nov. 2002 but now have given up on using that. I have been on Miacalcin now for almost 6 weeks. So far there have been little new bone growth and fusion. I no longer have the right leg pain, but non stop back pain and some days are just terrible. My doc has suggest another surgery with hardware to help with making my back more stable.

I thought I would do this while I am young and thought I would just bounce back with this. I am 22.

Should I do surgery number 2? or wait this out?

Thanks ALL!!!! :)

Cincinnati, Ohio