... I first had the same surly you did for spondylolisthesis and severe spinal stenosis. While my surgery was successful and I fused well, my leg pain was never relieved. After I recovered from surgery, I felt no different than before surgery, much to the chagrin of my surgeon. ... (2 replies)
... mostly in the glute and upper back thigh. The pain level and duration is improved. ... (7 replies)
... I am three weeks post surgery. My problem before the surgery was a crippled right leg. The problem is worse, post surgery, so I called the surgeon, who placed me on a 5 day steroid pack.
Here is my frustration. The pain is truly sapping the life out of me, but because of recent new auditing and accounting functions enacted in PA because of opiate and heroin deaths from... (0 replies)
... Welcome to the board. First you are very early in your recovery so don't worry too much. Did you not have leg pain prior to the fusion? ... (3 replies)
... given norco and flexiril which didnt help, my surgeon kept saying it was because the nerves were irritated. I could only sleep about 2 hrs every night cause the pain would wake me up and i wouldnt be able to go back to sleep no matter what i did. ... (3 replies)
... My husband had Lumbar surgery for the second time last year. Usually pain pills such as Percocet will not help nerve pain. My husband's Surgeon prescribed Valium for nerve pain as well as muscle spasms. ... (3 replies)
... Had lumbar fusion 1 month ago and am having severe nerve pain in left leg. Am on percocet but that is not easing the pain. Is there another pain reliever I can use? ... (3 replies)
... For about a month I have been waking up with terrible leg pain. I sleep in a semi fetal position and always on my left side. I do have bursitis on both outside thighs however the right is the worst. ... (1 replies)
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... S1 in your case. Sometimes a nerve can get caught, resulting in leg pain, tingling, numbness and sometimes it affects the motion. ... (8 replies)
... ray won't show anything but the positioning of the bones. It is a bit unusual to have pain in both legs. Usually sciatic pain affects one leg. You should not keep taking strong pain medication. It can become addictive and nerve pain doesn't respond to opioids anyway. ... (2 replies)
... For example if the L4 spinal nerve is compressed, one could feel pain or other symptoms including feelings like water dripping down the leg, electrical jabs, stabbing pain, etc. ... (2 replies)
... Hi, I am new here and know this question may have already asked. I have rheumatoid arthritis which is stable. For two years I've had recurring back pain from a bulging lumbar disc and herniated disc. Lately my left hip and leg are stiff, especially after driving. The left foot even seems to stick to the ground. ... (2 replies)
... should put away my IPad and come back to your post later.....but, I'm going to wade in anyway and apologize ahead of time if I rant. It annoys me when people in pain that has a reasonable chance of being resolved with surgery end up with a spinal cord stimulator. ... (10 replies)
... I have been sent to Neuro's and that has been it, excluding the pain clinic but they don't count. ... (7 replies)
... burning sensation like my spine is on fire but it seems to always start in my low back above my hips, which is also where the pressure feeling is a lot. My left leg seems to be worse than my right leg pain wise. I lose feeling in legs on and off without warning and I can't tell if it is both legs at once or just one. ... (7 replies)
... then falling. The dr's found Ddd, Osteo,Mild scoliosis as well as Spinal Stenosis. I was sent to physical therapy for 13 weeks, it didn't help. I was sent to a pain clinic and they scheduled me injections for January. ... (7 replies)
... Hi Teteri66
thanks for your reply. So far I've seen 4 surgeons including one last Monday-2 ortho.spine and 2 neuro.
they are all private sole practitioners as I was limited by my medical group.
Their recommendations split by trade:
both ortho spine surgeons recommend L4-L5 laminectomy and fusion.
both neurosurgeons recommend L4-S1 fusion with the last one I saw... (56 replies)
... I had some pain with PT after I had my reconstruction and tublarization. I noticed that my peroneal tendons were a lot more sore and also my arches burned uncontrollably. ... (42 replies)
... months later I had sprained my ankle a few more times and my pain became unbearable. Nothing I would do for it would help. I decided it was time to go in to the doctor. ... (42 replies)