My name is Mary Ann and I am 64 years old. I live in New York City. I had my rod put in when I was 18 years old. It has cuased me so much pain. At 64, my physical appearance is changing. The hump that is on my left side running from my shoulder to my hip is getting worse. It is really protruding. I had a bone knob sticking out of my lower back and I am in pain. I would like to find out what my options are. Should I have the rod removed? Is my rod sill in place in my back? I don't know if I should see a doctor who specializes in Harrington Rods or a chiropractor. Also the insurance that I have is Medicaid. I am so afraid that it is getting worse and it has. Please others who have similar problems, please get in touch and suggest some professional help either via doctor or chiropractor. Thank you.