... 20 screws two rods, in the year of feb 2014 had l4-s1 surgery lower lumber, two major surgerys with 6 screws, iam am considering getting hardware removed, but me and my surgeon r know for the first time trying this out medrol pak 4mg dont know what to really expect, knowing that all our body's are not the same hope for great results, if there us anyone with somewhat similar story please fill free to respond, anticipating very much so the feed back THANK you God Bless!!!
Hi, Michael, why do you want your hardware out, pain? Your surgeon should be able to tell on X-ray, if you have fused properly. If you have, I still would think twice about having your hardware removed. Alot of your hardware may be a bone adhhering devise. That is very difficult, plus loss of bone. Another reason why I would not let Doc to go back in is infection. Last, but not least, when you have your back worked on, even the first time, you are never the same, ever. I have had 3 surgeries and get worse after each. A medrol dose pack is really to reduce inflammation. It does great for a little while, but no cure. And I have been told not to take a medrol dose pack more than 3 times a year. So if your issue is pain, I would strongly suggest see a PAIN Management Doc. Do not let them cut into your back until it is absolutely necessary. Just my opinion though!! Bless, hope all goes well, hopes this helps from BEEN THERE!! PS.. Medrol dose pack is a steroid used for medical use.
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