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AxiaLif complications

workingmom123wworkingmom123 Posts: 6
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:43 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
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Ron DiLauro, Spine-Health System Administrator 05/10/10


  • you can read my journal here.

    i also had axialif on nov/09. my personal opinion is something is wrong. especially if it got much worse immediately after surgery. i did not have that issue or any issues with bowel movements. i can walk, sit, drive cars, do eliptical, pilates, pretty much anything i want. is there some pain, yes. like before surgery, absolutely not. i was given the choice of axialif or traditional tlif. i chose this.

    i am going to my 6 month post-op appointment this afternoon. my only complaints are my back feels stiff in the morning. my muscles are always tight over the hardware in the back. this is the rods and screws you would get from traditional surgery. i have a small amount of scar tissue that might be causing the tight muscles. the only time i get leg pain is from sitting too long. i'm not sure anyone who gets their spine fused enjoys sitting for long periods.

    is he actually fusing? have you seen the original surgeon post-op? gotten ongoing x-rays? done an mri? look for another surgeon? some are most certainly not pro-axialif as you say. some are. there maybe other complications from the surgery or the recovery.

    i'd definitely agree on the urologist. also a proctologist would be a good idea. you need to know if the bowel movements are from the surgery in some way. i do know pre-op that i was told i must completely empty my bowels before surgery. i did the whole cleansing thing until i was just releasing liquid. then ate nothing until after surgery. my surgeon really made a big deal about this as you can easily nick that area doing the axialif drilling and fitting. that and the curvature of your tailbone is a big deal. the pre-op mri should have shown this so the surgeon could verify the angle.

    i would not let the surgeon just unload me on a pm doc. i made that very clear with my surgeon before surgery. it would be a success when we both agreed on that. my opinion of being sent to a pm doc post op is being unloaded to be drugged up so i'll shutup and stop bothering him. i would not accept that as a solution. pm docs have their place. i wouldn't agree that this is one of them.

  • Could you please stick to 1 thread and not post in every thread on the forum with the word AxiaLIF in it... it's bad form on any internet forum. Thx.

    We're trying to offer you some help and direction and it would work best if we stuck to 1 thread.

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  • Edited for inappropriate comments by Authority member haglandc
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