A 27-year-old female asked:
I am experiencing constant pain in my lower back a bit above the scarr where I had surgery for spina bifida. What could be the reason for this?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Daniel Ivankovich answered
25 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Painful Back Scar: Scarring from any surgical procedure can cause pain in both the short and long-term. In your case, I would be more concerned because spina bifida is a complex issue requiring long-term follow-up to monitor neurological function and any changes in spine pain and stability. If you haven't see a spine surgeon in a while, my recommendation is to get an evaluation with x-rays and possibly an MRI.
Answered on Jul 9, 2015
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