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?
my husband has had back surgery over two years ago and he have never had much pain relief. He has gone on a monthly base for 2 to 3 shots in his spine are for some relief not to count the pain pills and muscle relaxer.
the last time he went the Doc gave him a general pain killer where the screws are located he did get s few hours relief but was advised the he would must likely have to get the screws and rod removed. He also indicated that this has be common problem he has found with this type of surgery. I hate to see him go through the 2nd surgery because he almost died during the 1st.
but I hate seeing him in so much pain too.