i had back surgery some 20 years ago and less than a year ago i had to have the harrington rods removed, due to the fact that they wer broken and bent. they had been that way for several yhears?? now is there any presidence for a law suite due to them being broken??
I have also been curious about a law suit. 23 years ago my doctor had my parents and me convinced that the surgery would not lead to any discomfort or problems in the future. YEAH RIGHT! I live in chronic pain daily. If I could go back, I would not have had the surgery. I would have tried everything else first. I'm scared to go back to another orthopedic doctor because I do not know who to trust after my experience with the Harrington Rod surgery. I'm afraid they will recommend surgery and I don't want to go there again. I'm glad I found this site and realize I'm not alone with what I've been experiencing. What I do find helpful is running, yoga, swimming, and massage therapy. I want to sue the the doctor who provided my parents with false information that has caused me so much pain. As a child and adult people have always asked why I "walk funny" or "what's that scar on your back from".
I am 31 now and was born with congenital kyphosis, at 20 I underwent posterior fusion T11=L2, and harrington rods T11-L1, Three years later I started to have back pain again and in the last 2 yrs the pain is unbearable, I have tried, water phy therapy, chiropractor, tens, gabapentin, flexeril, tyl codine, injection sacroliliac joint, and cervical injection, nothing has helped, sitting, driving, walking for more than 20 min and Im in so much pain I could cry, Ive had a ct herniated disc L5 S1, osteoarthritis, bone scan wi radiation dye, and was increase lot of die in thorasic area, Dr said nothing sighnificant in MRI, I have severe pain in mid back, all right sided, sacroliliac joint severe pain, and severe hip pain with leg and butt area goes numb, tingles, if I sit for 30 min, I wonder why they havnt sent me for nerve study cause, I cant live like this and I know what im going through is severe, I am tired of Dr. acting like its no big deal, I ve had pain before, but this is unbearable.
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