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CT scan shows intrapedicular screws, lucency along margins. What does this mean? History of lower back pain

Hi Doctor! I m a 49 year old woman. I have a history of lower back pain for 20 yrs, 4 back surgeries the last one was 11/22/2012 L4-5 in the same spot 2yrs ago the screws came luce and push the cage down on the nerves. I m still having problems in the same area. Just had a CT scan , the report said...The intrapedicular screws at the L5 level demonstrate lucency along the margins and the same for the L4 What does this mean
Asked On : Thu, 28 Jun 2012
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If you have MRI compatible (titanium) cage and screws then better to go for MRI, because MRI only can describe status of nerve roots and thecal sac compression. Kindly post complete CT report. 22/11/2012 date is yet to come, when exactly your surgery was done.
Answered: Sun, 29 Jul 2012
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