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Lump in spine after spinal fusion

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
This could be just a: Simple cyst in the soft tissue to a possible sign of adjacent level or segment disease of the spine which can occur after a fusion leading to an insta ... Read More

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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Blake Miller
12 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Nerve pain: Sounds like nerve irritation from the posterior rami. This probably is due to nerve injury prior to the fusion and the increased inflammation may have ... Read More
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Dr. Kris Siemionow
17 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Post-op pain: You should see the surgeon who did the procedure and make sure you have xrays taken.
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Contact your surgeon: Do not delay, contact your surgeon, may be you need revision or steroid injection or physical therapy or just reassurance.
Dr. Douglas Linville II
29 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Postoperative pain: Pain that changes, or comes and goes after surgery is not unusual. As nerves heal after decompression and blood flows back in, symptoms can actually w ... Read More
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
Wear/Tear: With previous back surgery, sometimes pain can result from the wear and tear of the levels above/below your surgery that takes place after a fusion su ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Usually not: If the rod breaks, it is more likely sign that the fusion did not fully heal. Very early rod systems had some design issues that led to breakage even ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Schmidt
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I understand: i understand your concern. Forteo is a good drugs but not without possible serious side effects. Would your doctor consider a biphosphonate?
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No way 2 tell: U need 2 speak with ur surgeon directly about this.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniela Torres
Specializes in Medicina General
See below : I’m sorry to hear that, it could be a number of things however you should talk with your surgeon about them, we can’t diagnose anything of the sort of ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
T2-L1?: That would be a very large fusion. But if it were t12-l1, then, yes you may develop pain in other areas of the spine. The fused area is stiff and ne ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gleiber
23 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
I'm : I'm sorry to hear you are having these symptoms. After a multi-level laminectomy it is possible that you have developed spinal instability in the lumb ... Read More

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