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    "Thunk" goes the hardware!

    Over the last few weeks since I've been back to work sitting at a desk all day plus commute time, I get a regular thunk when lifting myself with a pressure relieving push up or during transfers. I get similar thunking when I set my butt back down or when I make lateral moves along a side board.

    There's no pain associated with the spinal acoustic emissions and I assume the uptick (it would happen before but not so regularly) is caused by all the upright sitting resulting in more "settling" of the vertebrae relative to the titanium rods and screws.

    But it's disconcerting to say the least.

    Anyone else have regular clunks or thunks coming from your fusion?
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    You need to discuss with your surgeon. He will probably want to take X-rays to make sure nothing is lose. Not a common complaint- could be nothing but best to check it out.Cwo
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    I experience thunks and twangs when leaning or lifting from time to time (fusion T10-L3) Had some X-rays and MRI ordered 5-6 years ago after complaining but nothing bad was found. It's very unnerving.
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    The hardware in my neck clunks, thuds, pops and catches all the time.

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