Last April I had T5-T11 fused with screws & rods due to a fracture at T8. Was getting along good until about 2 weeks ago. Now it feels different and more painful. There is some swelling and it gets very tight. I know this sounds stupid, but I am concerned about the hardware coming lose. Has anyone had a similar experience?View Thread
Again, Thank You for replying to me. It is reassuring to have someone to talk with that has been down this path somewhat.
The x-ray showed all is okay with the hardware, Dr. said what I am feeling is normal and is part of the healing. As the muscles heal and nerves regenerate it will feel different, even th soreness is normal. A big relief for me. Go back in April for my final visit. Hopefully, I never have to have back surgery again. Take care - AnnView Thread
Yes, I am still under dr. care, will be until next April. In fact I see him this thurs. I have an xray before each visit. I also wonder if I would feel the hardware. My back is not as numb as earlier. Can't say it is really painful, just feels wierd. I try to follow the do's & don'ts, but also know that I have done some things before thinking.