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How to distinguish lower back pain from spinal hardware pain.

Started by Kristine Coxon Ewing on 02/10/2017 12:16am

Hello. My name is Kris. I'm a 50 y/o houeswife. I had a L5/S1 fusion in Oct.2015. As the surgery did help with pain associated with leg pain and numbness, there has been ongoing pain around the insicion site since then. It has been a frustrating last year. I've since had three injections with no avail. I had a spinal chord stimulator placed and removed due to complications and infection. I am now scheduled to see a Neurosurgeon out of USC later this month. He specializes in more complex spinal issues. I have heard mentioned that the pain, "could be" from the spinal hardware, yet there is not a definitive means to gauge that. It really seems hit or miss if that that would be the underlying issue. I do not want to go into another surgery with the mindset that having it removed would be the ticket. Because back pain is not that clear cut. I have had three MRI's since my surgery. I continue to be plagued by increased small central disc extrusion at L3-4. I have DDD, modest changes in the C-spine @ C5-6 & C6-7. Mild scoliosis, Osteoarthritis, Fibro, Sjogren's syndrome, and so forth. I am in pain management and take 3-4 Norco 10/325 in a 24/hr period. I am active but nothing too rigorous that exasperates my back even further. When I walk, there is a pretty contstant dull stabbing pain to my right side of insicion area, about 1/4 inch straight into my back. I am not sure if the pedicle screws are correctly paced into the sacrum. I essentially have no idea! Lol.
My question to anyone, "Have you experienced anything like this/ how does one decipher where the pain source originates from?" Any input would be awesome. Thank you in advance. Kris

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1 .Recast your misery, 2 . sleeping position, 3. Pass on painkillers 4. Exercise your core, 5. 2/3 day hit therapy, 6 using firm mattress.
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