Sorry I got cut off. Anyway the new dr immediately ordered a CT mylogram. And found that a piece of disc material was left inbetween L5-S1 and that it was calsafied and had bone spurs growing off of it and that the disc replacement was sitting at an angle closing the space where the nerves passed through and pinching the nerves. He told me I needed surgery immediately or it could cause more permanent damage to the nerves. So I had surgery on April 10th this year. By the way first surgery was through the back, second surgery was through the front(nice scar from belly button down), and third through my back. The third surgery was a total fusion from S1 to L4 with a lot of clean up and removal of bone to allow more spacing for the nerves. I woke up with a lot of numbness and still had the same pain in my lower legs. Three and a half weeks later and the numbness is gone but now the pain in my right leg is getting worse. My left leg is about the same as before surgery. And my right has spread from my foot through the bottom of my right butt check. It is a burning sensation and extreme sensitivity. My right foot is really sore all the time so walking is a real challenge and just about everything else. All I want is off sll the meds. They have completely stolen my memory. You can ask me to do something at lunch and I forgot by 2pm. My life is completely ruined. I have three beautiful children and can not play with any of them. I would definitely recomenView Thread
Hi! I'm going thru the same thing. I have had three surgeries on L4-S1 in less than 2 years. The first in June 2011 I had a double microdiscectomy. Please forgive my spelling! It lasted about 6 months and then completely failed as I was getting into a car!! I then had a fusion on L5-S1 and a disc replacement on L4-L5 on August 30th 2012. Of course they spent months giving me shots and doing different test. About 5 days after surgery I was in extreme pain in both legs they felt like they were on fire my wife put ice packs on my legs and feet it felt like sitting in warm sand. After 17 trips to the ER they put me on a combination of dilaudid and oxycodon and lyrica. Which seemed to make me not care as much, didn't really help the pain. My dr just kept teeling me everything he did was PERFECT. And he told me this for months. He finally did a ct scan which showed a fracture on L5 and bone spurs protruding out into the spinal canal. We did nerve root blocker shots twice with no help. And then he wanted to put in a spinal cord stimulator. At which point I got a second opinion. The new dr imediat
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