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back and leg pain, from a spinal fusion..

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,008
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:24 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
:H im wondering if any one has had a spinal fusion 360 L5 s1 they went in the front and the back. wanted to die when i woke up from the surg, its been almost 3 years now and i hurt all the time.i have lots of pain in my right leg. not a minute goes by that i dont hurt. im about to go crazy.i go to a physical medicine and rehabilitation dr and all they do is give me pain meds.. i just went to see a neurosurgen and he didnt see anything on the mri i took. he seems to think the screws are pressing on the nerve. or i have perment nerve dammage. from a steroid injection i did before the surg,they were not done with xrays. im just lost and dont know to turn..... can any help!!! :''( thanks to all...


  • welcome any comments.
  • I'm so sorry for your pain. I didn't have the same operation, but I know others here have. I just wanted to let you know that we welcome you to SH. You will find a lot of support here, lots of information, and lots of very caring people who have been through a lot. Please keep us posted on what they find and what they suggest you do next. Are you in the US?
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  • hi there yes im in the us. i live in virginia,i will keep ya posted and thanks.. its a lonely life with pain.. take care and have a bless day.. O:)
  • I'm in VA also...Richmond.
  • I am sorry you are having such a miserable time. :|

    Have you had a second opinion?

    Have you had a CT scan?

    Doesn't sound very good that you are suffering so very much and without a suggested reason.

    Are you under a pain specialist? Do you have a good PT?

    tell us more...

    I know this is really hard but you need to stay focused on finding a solution. There will be one, you just need to find it and hook into a good team of ppl.

    Take Care

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  • Fairy Girl, did you have this same pain before surgery? Have they considered removing your hardware? We have had lots of members have their hardware removed with relief. I hope you can find an answer soon. Do you have a PM doc? There is always implanted nerve stimulators and morphine pumps as a last result. Please keep being proactive for yourself until you get an answer. >:D< Sue
  • If at all possible, I would get a second or even third opinion. When I had my first MRI done, my family doctor said there was not a thing wrong...It was inconclusive! That was the same MRI that the specialist diagnosed from across the room! You may be surprised at what another NS may be able to diagnose.

    Take care,
  • Fairy girl, I have sent you a private message.

    Sara O:)
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