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Sounds like a lumbar nerve is being pinched. X-rays (standing, lying and bending) can show problems and MRIs are helpful in finding out what's causing the pain. CES (Cauda Equina Syndrome) is a cause of numbness and loss of bowel/bladder function and is brought on by nerves being compressed. Here are some sites to investigate:
Good luck!
Had posterior lumbar interbody fusion at L4/L5/S1 on Jan. 30,'01 with 6 pedicle screws, 2 Steffe plates, 4 Brantigan carbon fiber cages and my own hip graft for spondylolisthesis. Wear leg braces (afo's on both legs)for drop foot from nerve damage.

[This message has been edited by ScarS (edited 01-27-2003).]

[This message has been edited by ScarS (edited 01-27-2003).]

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