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Fell out of bed OMG hip pain leg pain

martyjommartyjo Posts: 60
Just wanted to get some feedback to see if others out there have what I have. First off I am 3 years satus post L3-S1 Fusion with the rods and screws. I've never been pain free since the surgery but get by on pain meds. No heavy duty stuff - just what I need to do what I need to daily. Anyway, I fell out of bed landing directly on my left hip. That was about 1 month ago. It was strange, my left hip was sore but I felt pain also in my right hip area . Then when I began taking my usual walks, my left hip began to OMG painful spasm to the point where I can't walk except for around the house. It is combined with sciatica in my right leg. The sciatica is in a leg already compromised by nerve damage from before my back surgery and the reason I had the back surgery. So, I'm limping around the house and trying every cream on my leg. I did try wrapping it with an ace but the ace was too much on my leg and it hurt more. Heat does not help. Ice does nothing. The pain medication helps but the pain returns in the night with cramping in my calf. I can't flip over because I can't stand the pain on the left hip. I can't believe this could have all started from a fall onto the floor. I can still walk and that is why I thought nothing of it when I fell because I knew I'd be sore but now a month later. I'm a 62 year old female. Weight is good. I'm just clumsy. I've went online and it seems I may have sciatica but I had my back fused, so can you still get sciatica?


  • You can still get sciatica if you have an entrapped nerve being in your hip or back. Your Dr. may want to send you for an EMG/nerve test to see where the compressed nerve is stemming from. You may want to let your Dr. know about the fall and he may order x-rays and a CT scan to check your fusion site. It's not unheard of that spinal surgery can add pressure of your adjacent discs being involved now.

    I don't think your clumsy since you fell out of bed, especially if you were asleep. Just wondered how your bone health is and if you've had a recent bone density test? Your Dr. should see you as we can only speculate what's going on. Keep us posted how you're doing. Take care. Charry

    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • I agree with Charry. Since it has been a month and you are still limping around with pain during the day and at night anything is possible from a severe bruise to a whatever it may be. I think you should give your dr a call to let him know what you did and how you feel. I don't think you are clumsy because I'm accident prone too. I think even more so since my fusion too.

    Let us know how you are doing soon.
    Good luck!

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