Hey there friends,
Can anyone share their outcome of having lumbar fusion rods and screws removed? (L5/S1)
Was it worth it?
I had my L5/S1 fusion about 7 years ago. I’m 35 years old, active and healthy. It took several years to get to my new normal and it’s pretty solid and stable.
I’ve been having a little more discomfort around the hardware on the right-side. The right-side hardware has always been more predominant to feel under the skin and is always the spot that gets aggravated when I do flare up or tweak it.
I’m wondering if the discomfort is actually the hardware or if it’s just the nerve damage. I will consult my doctors on this. But the thought of getting cut open again for something that may not improve anything and lead to more issues is scary.
Just wondering if anyone has anything to share regarding their experience with this.