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Pain 18 years after spinal fusion

Started by Jlwilson on 02/09/2018 9:11am

Hi. I had a spinal fusion in 1990 with Harrington Ross being used. I had no significant problems until I had my children and I have been in increasing pain for the last six years. I’ve had MRIs which have revealed a bulging disc below my fusion (I only have two discs below my fusion) as well as arthritis and spinal stenosis. I’ve been treated with multiple transforaminal epidural injections over the past few years but it seems that they are not providing relief for as long as they once did. I’ve been experiencing pain down both legs with increasing weakness in my legs and numbness and tingling in my feet. I’m now finding it hard to sleep without pain. I would like to see a specialist who is familiar with scoliosis and treatment after spinal fusion. I would love suggestions. I’m located in the southeastern US but would be willing to travel if necessary.

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