screw loosen & irritating feel after spine fusion
Hi, I got 2 level spine fusion T12-L2 last summer, because I got burst fracture on L1.
I got some refered pain inside the area of colon once in a while especially if I am under stress or driving too long. That pain went away, but then I got another kind of pain which is kind of irritating and burning feeling on the lower left abdomen area, but it is at the skin level. It gets worse when I drive after 10 minutes or so, or sitting at a bad posture.
X-ray shows the I have loosen screw at T12 area, and it is backing out when I bend backward. The doctor suspects my fusion has been failed which he thinks my fracture was more severe than he thought, so the fusion healing has been failed. He suggests to take out the hardware and then do a CT scan to see exactly what has gone wrong.
I am at mid-40 with good health and nutrition.
Anyone has this kind of experience before and can share your opinion would be appreciated.