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Halo around pedicle screw

A little less than a year ago, I underwent successful 3 level lumbar laminectomy (L3-L5)and spinal fusion with instrumentation...pedicle screw system. About 10 months later I was involved in an T-Bone auto collision and was hit with "tremendous force" by a Dodge Dakota pick-up truck travelling 50 mph . I sustained multiple contusions and whiplash. A month later I went for my 1-year post-op follow up CT scan. The neurosurgeon mentioned that there are visible halos around 2 of the pedicle screws. I am looking for educated opinions on whether this COULD have been as a result of the impact of the accident. It felt like a locomotive hit me. I was taken from the wreck on a backboard. I find it strange that the Dr didn't seem to think this would have caused loosening of the screws. Can you offer any opinion?
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