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Who has had their "hardware" removed?

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  • Who has had their "hardware" removed?

    I met with my neurosurgeon today and he suggested having the rods and screws taken out of my back, due to a lot of uncomfort/pain/spasms I have around that area. He said most people that have it done are like me (young, active, and skinny).

    Im hesitant because the first time I had back surgery after my accident I had excruciating pain for months as I recovered. Now he's gonna open the same spot back up. He said I would be in the hospital for a few days for pain management, and then have to recover for about two weeks before I can go back to work.

    Who has had this done, and how much/little did it help?