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Posterior Spinal Fusion- 8 years later

Hi,

Any help would be greatly appreciated.  A little over 8 years ago I had a posterior spinal fusion w/ instrumentation to help correct my scoliosis.  Things had been going good for years w/ the occasional back pain here or that.  Over the last year and a half, my back pain has increased drastically. All in my lower back.  I went to the dr when it first started and i was given loratabs and muscle relaxants because i was having muscle spasms and the lower discs in my back are starting to degenerate a smidge.  Now the instrumentation is in the lower portion of my back all the way up to the mid back.  Recently my pain has gotten more consistent and much worse.  It's to the point where almost evreyday i have to take my medicine which was never the case before.  I can't stand for too long, i can't sit for too long and I have to watch how I position myself.  Has anyone else ever had anything like this happen to them? I'm becoming concerned.
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Hello.

Have you got regular x-rays to check the position of the instrumentation ? Generally it does not change, but some cases have such a history.

Consult your orthopedician and get your back examined.

Regards
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Hi,
Probably you are feeling the effects of the degenerating changes of the spine which can be more pronounced in your case.
The implants  are usually rigid and fixed in a position which do not alter in position.
You require an urgent evaluation by an spine surgeon.
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