I am still somewhat confused. You had a T10-S1 fusion with “loose screws”? Where were the loose screws? You had a T4 osteoporosis fracture that still hurts or do you have referral pain from your C6-7 pseudoarthrosis? This surgeon wants to carry the fusion down from the C6-7 pseudoarthrosis to include T4 or down to T10? Did you have any diagnostic blocks to determine pain generators?
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.