Broken Rods two years after spinal fusion/ faulty hardware?
I'm a 29 year old active and healthy female. I shattered L1 in a skiing accident at 27. There is a T12-L1 fusion and a hardware system from T11-L3. I was told to let pain and common sense be my guide as to physical activity. I healed up nicely after surgery and find it easy to follow the correct back posture guidelines. A normal day of activity and I felt something snap in my back. All seemed ok except I started experiencing asthma attacks that would totally lay me up for a whole day or so but then would pass, a couple weeks later I felt another snap, but had not yet associated the snapping with the breathing problems. I finally buckled due to the breathing issues and got an x-ray discovering that I had broken both rods in my back. The integrity of the screws was not however compromised and it has been two weeks since the hardware removal and replacement. Has anyone so easily broken the rods in their backs? Is this normal I'm feeling paranoid about breaking the new rods, and wondering about faulty Hardware?