Failed back surgeries
Last updated: March 2022
Hi, I am 56 years old. Back in 2007, I was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). I had surgery which took an 11-hour operation to fuse my lower back.
In 2020, I had surgery above my fusion to open my spinal canal and also to remove arthritis off my spine. Last month I was told that it was closing back up again. My pain doctor tried injections to give me some relief but it didn't work.
Looking for advice
Now they say I am going to have surgery again in the same area as before.
Has anyone had this happen to them? If so what did you do about it?
All suggestions are welcome.
Has changing your diet helped manage your pain and flares?