Santa Rosa, CA
A 52-year-old female asked:
My recent ct shows a pedicle screw has come loose entering the disc space between l4 and l5. how urgent is it that i have this corrected?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Below: It is impossible to give you an accurate answer without further information.
Your question should be addressed to your DR who has all the information, and the xray results.
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Neurosurgery 28 years experience
Depends on you: If you do not have any symptoms from this, there is no need for surgery. However, it would be hard to determine whether you are hurting from this because of your 5 spine surgeries and you likely have chronic pain syndrome. I am more concerned that the screw loosening is from failure to fuse. Thus can cause pain. You then should have revision surgery sooner than later.
1.5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jan 5, 2019
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