2nd surgery Spinal fusion yes or no
I had spinal fusion surgery 17 years ago(15 years old), single rod implantation. Rod is implanted in T2-L2 . At that time my congenital scoliosis(birth) was going to curving over 55% and it was going to cause more problems as I continued to grow. After all these years of living with my rod. I learned that I developed osteoarthritis at age 22 in right hip where a bone graft was removed. This has been a trying time for me but Rx pain meds has helped keep it under control. Now the single rod implantation has broken and is viewed as 2 rods. Recently I have developed an increase amount of pain from T3-T10 and increased amount of losing a sensation in my legs. I have a TENS unit to help with the pain, but with my discomfort, I do not where it close to my spine. I was inquiring about others opinion to have a second surgery to remove the broken rod and have the fusion from 1992 assessed while open. I am able to take time off from work for a length of time to heal if I decide to have a spinal surgery. I have an appointment with pain doctor in 2 weeks about more option.