posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 12:47 AM
Sorry for posting this here but I am new and had no choice, plus desperate for advice! I had a L-3, L-4, L-5 spinal fusion 4 years ago. Implants were
rod's, screw's, cages and I had a bone graft. I went to see my surgeon yesterday, it had been a while due to me losing my supposed lifetime workers
comp., coverage. My surgeon did a CAT scan and was very alarmed that my L-4, L-5 did NOT fuse or heal and is cracked in half. Of course I am in pain
but he said I could live with the increased pain closely monitored or he could do another surgery. Has anyone out there in ATS ever by chance had a
failed fusion? I am very scared and in lots of pain now.
PS: This web site helps me forget about the pain with all the reading and such. Also I am in my early 40's.