I had a fusion L4/L5/S1. I had seen my doctor 6 mths. after fusion. He told me it was complete, donnot call me unless I need another operation. I called complaning of intense pain after 8 mths. I was told by my doctors office not to call them , they didn't prescribe pain meds., I should be fine. Luckly my general physition continued with pain pills, uping my pain meds as the years went by. I continued to get worse and went to pain management doctor. She had an x ray done before she would enroll me in her PT. The radioligist came back with x rays showing that my fusion was in the begenning stages of fusion,. My pain doctor said it will not complete anymore, the scwers and bolts were holding my back together. My origaniale spinal doctor profussely denied that the fusion was incomplete as it is fused a little. I donnot know what this means? I do know that my body went into shock on tuesday, I ended up in emergency. Morphine, of course, I want off the drugs! Does anyone know if I could continue living without a complte fusion, or is it my destenty to have by back refused? I am 53 yrs. old and cannot hold my 9 lb grandaughter because of the pain, Can anyone let me know if your back didn't fuse, and what the doctors did for you? Help, I need info. GinaVan123View Thread
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