Patient : I had back surgery about 20 yrs ago when they put in harrington rods at the t-12 level. because of this i have had continous back problems. i was told because of the rods they put strain on the rest of my lower back causing these problems, is this true???
Harrington Rods are normally used in the treatment of scoliosis. Your continuous back problems are likely a result of the scoliosis rather the rods themselves. It is possible that in correcting your scoliosis, a strain was placed on some of the muscles of your lower back though I think this is unlikely to be the case. You should have yourself examined by a spine surgeon to better determine the cause of your lower back symptoms.
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