Pseudoarthrosis-failed fusion.Any one have or had this problem?
I had my first back surgery in 5/2009.A posterior laminectomy with fusion of L 3,4,5.The pain seemed better for awhile,and then it started coming back after my surgeon tole me to start P.T. and go back to work only 2 months post sugery.The pain became unbearable,my MD said he "had done a purfect job,and that I shouldn't be having any pain."I got a second opinion,and discovered the rods (screws) were loose in the L4-L5 area,so 4/2010 I had the hardware removed.I tried all the alternative methods available to hopefully heal,to no avail. Oct/2010 I had a anterior intrabody lumbar fusion L4 L5 with synthes luminary bone graph and anterior tension band.I was told to go home,and not do ANYTHING!!
The middle to August I began,once again, to have severe lower back pain.Had an X-ray and then a C.T. scan showing that the bone graph on the lower side was not healing.I am to be fitted for a "bone growth stimulator" soon. I just don't understand this. Has anyone else experienced this?????