Hi everyone, I am glad to see this discussion group, I have read alot of the previous posts, and yet I haven't dealt with those problems, I wondered if anyone has dealt with what I'm currently struggling with. I had back surgery for a herniation of L4-L5 they removed the herniation, did not do a fusion b/c of my wonderful insurance, felt they would first try to see if this was successful and go from there, it has not been a year yet, but January will make one year since my surgery, prior to surgery I had significant nerve damage from my waist to my ankles on both legs, I am no ways near 100% but lately I have experienced a warm tingling sensation that often runs down my legs and often times goes up my back to my neck, it feels like those electric shocks from the Nerve conduction study. (not pleasant at all) I get slightly nauseous after they happen and I feel light headed, this happens after I've walked a while or sometimes just sitting, has anyone else experienced this, I am concerned and yes the pain is still present with my back, I don't know what was worse before surgery or after,no I wouldn't recommend the surgery to anyone that has not had it and now Im having major knee problemsView Thread
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