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Posted in: Drugs & medications, and Surgery.

Previous L4-S1 ALIF 13 yrs ago - Trouble in paradise!

Started by EMS Guy on 10/26/2020 7:34pm

I had a 360 ALIF 13 yrs ago. My discomfort level has progressively gone down hill. Just got an MRI (first since 2012) that is showing broad concentric protrusions with moderate facet joint degeneration at L2-3, L3-4. I was hoping to avoid any future fusions, but I have a feeling I'm going to go down this path again.

Anyone else have a prior fusion and then had to keep progressively going up the spine with fusions? If so, how did it go? With the opioid situation as it is, I doubt seriously that my Pain Management Doctor will prescribe anything other than what I already take and I understand that. But trying to get sleep at night is crazy stupid difficult.

Thanks!

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