Removal of Titanium rods n screws in my back
My back collapsed, causing a dbl. fracture, in 2013. I have 2 12"rods n 12 screws in my back. (T2-T12) Late last year the Nero-Surgeon told me the my back was totally healed. He told me all the hardware was in place. It feels like I'm walking around with an oven rack on my back. I use a cane because my back gets tired. I'm on pain meds but live with chronic pain. I have an appt. tomorrow (5/3.) I'm not going to ask him, I'm planning on begging him to take the rods out. I've heard from others that getting the rods out was the best thing they did. I know everyone's different. What I mainly want to know; about how long is the recovery from the surgery of removing the rods? Your input is greatly appreciate.