The last mri I had showed a screw loose on the appliance also my surgeon said that after 2 surgeries there is a problem below where the the l4,l5 fusion occurred. I do have a lot of pain still going down my rt. leg to the rt foot. I also have trouble with the cold in the rt. leg and sometimes pain in the feet that make me think that the feet are cold. The surgeon told me that if he has to do surgery again he will have to go in thru the stomach as there is now too much scar tissue for him to go thru the back and that I should try to live with the pain for as long as possible. I take 6 gabapentin a day. Does anyone out there have similar probs and has anyone else had to have surgery thru stomach with good results? I have had fusion surgery l1,l2; l3 free l4,l5 fused.View Thread
I guess I'm just not sure what to do next as the surgeon told me there is a problem below where the l4, l5 fusion causing the pain down my rt. leg I am also getting cramps in both feet and charlie horses in my legs. The other concern is the loose screw and what it is doing and what damage is permanent, I guess a good talk with my health care team is in orderView Thread
Thanx very much Joy I had only heard from 1 other person concerning going thru the stomach but had not hear that the recovery was faster so this info is new to me and may make me more positive towards the surgery. I take 1800mg daily of gabapentin and have sensitivity to cold mostly and burning in my feet I'm not sure what that is from and I can't tell if my feet are cold or burning sometimes so I assume they are cold. The last surgery Dr. nicked the spinal cord with spinal fluid leakage causing permanent nerve damage. Well God bless you also and again much thanx for the info.View Thread
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