A 43-year-old female asked:
Hello, i have hardware on my spine, the screws are coming out. now i'am in unbearable pain. i got the chills, my legs are tingling sore kind of. ?
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Infectious Disease 49 years experience
See your surgeon: The symptoms you describe indicate that you should see the surgeon that did your spine surgery as soon as possible. If the screws erode through the skin they will become infected if they are'nt already. The tingling in your legs might indicate nerve inflammation from the displaced screws or plate.
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Last updated Jun 18, 2013
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