Several years ago I had titanium rods used in my back surgery and have been in constant pain which is getting worse. I've tried several pain medications and even 8 mg dilaudid does nothing for me. Even the morphine I had in the hospital during another kind of surgery didn't help. Morphine actually does nothing for me and even upon coming out of anesthesia, they had to follow 2 morphine shots with one of dilaudid.
They have checked the rods and can see nothing wrong.
I have spoken to a few people recently that said they had the rods removed and almost all of the pain is gone that they had.
Last year while on vacation, I found out from a doctor that if it were him, He'd have them removed even if nothing wrong showed on the x-rays.
I can't stand up straight and I can only sleep(?) on my left side. I awaken about every 2 hours and have to sit up for at least an hour to be able to lay back down and try to go back to sleep.
Has anyone had problems with these rods and if so did you have them removed and did the pain subside?