just joined today... hope to find some advice here
had a posterior and exterior spinal fusion in 1992. i have two rods, six screws, and a fusing device in my back. i have two disc spaces open on the bottom of the spine and then the rods, screws, and fusing device start from there and stretch upwards six spaces. i have discomfort/pain, but it is tolerable with the help of a heating pad at night and pain meds on a bad day.
we are trying to have a baby soon and wondering if any one here has had scoliosis and /or metal in their back while pregnant? im wondering how bad the pain/discomfort will be on the back. we are worried that my back will react badly after the pregnancy. we talked to our OB about getting a c-section so that i wouldn't have to bear through the pain of labor and the pain of my back. she said that wouldn't be necessary. should i get a 2nd opinion?