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    looking for people who had lumbar fusion with rods inserted.

    good day folks

    I had a fusion redone and the surgeon used cage spacers and took the bone graft from my hip. I had to have another lamy. The surgeon used rods from t-11 to l-2. it's only been 3 weeks. I get up in the morning and when I walk my back sounds like pop rocks. there's popping some grinding on every step.
    is this normal??
    not calling my dr with every little thing.

    some recovery help/advice would be great. I know it's a long road for the fusion to heal completely.

    thanks
    Last edited by fireguy149; 12-15-2016 at 08:58 AM.

    I've either broken every vertebra, had a fusion done or had screws(hardware)from T-8 down to L-2.
    On 11/28/16 laminectomy L-2/L-3, 3 level fusion(revision fusion T-12/L-1) rods placed from T-11 through L-1 approx. 6 screws
    02/14/11 lamy at L-1/L-2, foraminotomy at L-3/L-4 , protrusion at L5/S-1
    04/20/07 failed removal of Harrington rods left with permanent nerve damage
    09/15/85 f/x t8 thru t-11, fusion at t-9/t-10, 1 1/2" bruse on cord

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    Surely the surgeon has a NP or PA or nurse whom you could contact to ask your question.

    pbr

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    Surely the surgeon has a NP or PA or nurse whom you could contact to ask your question.

    pbr
    I was just asking here to see if anyone else had this.
    the PA said it was like knuckles cracking. It's nothing to worry about.
    easy for her to say, I sound like a walking popcorn machine. Lol 😂

    I've either broken every vertebra, had a fusion done or had screws(hardware)from T-8 down to L-2.
    On 11/28/16 laminectomy L-2/L-3, 3 level fusion(revision fusion T-12/L-1) rods placed from T-11 through L-1 approx. 6 screws
    02/14/11 lamy at L-1/L-2, foraminotomy at L-3/L-4 , protrusion at L5/S-1
    04/20/07 failed removal of Harrington rods left with permanent nerve damage
    09/15/85 f/x t8 thru t-11, fusion at t-9/t-10, 1 1/2" bruse on cord

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