I had L4-L5 fused 8 months ago. I have constant pain and have received
2 epidurals that have not helped and am now faced with removal of the
rods and screws to relieve the pain. Is this going to relieve my pain?
My back is fused from my L2-S1 from a snowboarding injury almost two years ago. I asked my doctor if the removal of my rods will relieve pain. I'm having sciatic pain and my sacrum is in consist pain. My insurance will not approve my surgery because they say it is not a medical emergence. I'm a young and active person, and I'm afraid if I don't get the rods removed it will cause more serious problems. What should I do?