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BenBlackburn posted:
I had an L5 s1 fusion in 1999 and have been pretty much pain free since. I have been able to jog, play sports, and anything I have wanted to really. Just two weeks ago some thing happened and now I am feeling pins and needle's and stiffness went to doctor and he is sending me to pt. my mind is racing because I feel like I popped the cage in my back! and he didn't even take an xray because their policy is pt first then go from there!???
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bj1208 responded:
Hi BenBlackburn - welcome to the support group -

what doctor did you see? I think if it were me, I would stop the PT until you have been seen by a spine specialist.either a Orthopedic Spine Specialist or Neurosurgeon Spine Specialist and be examined. they are really the only ones that can read film reports, give proper diagnosis and offer treatment plans.

I had a fusion L5-S1 done 2/25/08 (plate, 4 screws and a cage) and have been told by my spine specialists that everything is solid and it's not moving.

I really don't think you did anything to your fusion but you could be having problems with disc(s) above. this is why it's best for you to see a spine specialist so you will know what's going on.

please keep us posted what you find out~~
~~ Click on my name or picture and read my story ~~

Take care ~~ God Bless ~~

~~ Joy ~~
 
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bj1208 responded:
I rec'd an error message so am posting this again~~

Hi BenBlackburn - welcome to the support group -

what doctor did you see? I think if it were me, I would stop the PT until you have been seen by a spine specialist.either a Orthopedic Spine Specialist or Neurosurgeon Spine Specialist and be examined. they are really the only ones that can read film reports, give proper diagnosis and offer treatment plans.

I had a fusion L5-S1 done 2/25/08 (plate, 4 screws and a cage) and have been told by my spine specialists that everything is solid and it's not moving.

I really don't think you did anything to your fusion but you could be having problems with disc(s) above. this is why it's best for you to see a spine specialist so you will know what's going on.

please keep us posted what you find out~~
~~ Click on my name or picture and read my story ~~

Take care ~~ God Bless ~~

~~ Joy ~~


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