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Posted in: Back pain, Chronic pain, and Surgery.

iFuse Surgery Schedule - Recovery Info?

Started by Me2 on 05/23/2015 5:14am

My history is that I needed hip replacement since 2009 so I was consistently told my back issues would straighten out once I had that done. I finally did have both hips replaced and still had low back pain and difficulty walking and sitting. My hip doctor referred me to back doctor, and I saw several. All said my back MRIs not showing anything so terrible. Not one indicated SI problem and even negated it was a problem. Through my own research, I went to pain doctor who confirmed my diagnosis of SI problem. BUT I had to specifically ask for him to look for SI dysfunction.

I "passed" all five of the SI tests and got 100% relief from the injections. I got lucky, and he referred me to one of the doctors who were on the very short iFuse list of surgeons in the Pittsburgh area. So, I shall see how iFuse affects this and am so very hopeful that this third surgery is a charm for me!

I would really appreciate communication with anyone on SI disfunction and especially recovery from iFuse surgery

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