buttuck pain

buttuck pain
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  • Avatarlcelosse
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    Hi,
    I am a healthy, fit, 54 year old female. I herniated my L3/L4 disk late Dec. 2019. I was in pain to point of not being able to walk, had a brief reprieve. Tried everything PT, Acupuncture, 2 steroid injections to no avail, my pain was left leg and both buttucks. Finally decided to do a microdisectamy June 26th, 2019. After awaking from surgery and day after i had horrible left leg pain, called Dr. and prescribed short course of oral steroids. Leg pain went away. Within a short time laying on my back caused buttuck pain, at times would be ok. Avoided sitting most of the time as would also cause buttuck pain. Walking feels great! Like before my herniated disk, standing feels fine. Back to work and buttuck pain still happening (painful and distracting). Dr. said at 6 week f/u this is not uncommon, to give nerves more time to heal. I know he wishes this was not happening. I started PT 2 weeks ago, walk everyday.

    I work as a mental health counselor and need to sit for my job 9I don’t want to stand). I feel so discouraged as i know several people that had successful lumbar disectamies. Do i give more time? I even went to the Mayo Clinic to interview a surgeon to do procedure, but decided to do it in the city I live in. i emailed before, did not see on forum, don’t know if it posted, so trying again.

    Thank you.

    Any thoughts?

    Avatarlcelosse
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    Sorry Dr. it’s R(R) leg pain, in both instances.

    Avatarlcelosse
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    Hi Dr.

    another correction, ruptured my disk late December 2018.

    Thanks

    AvatarDonald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Greater leg pain after a microdiscectomy is uncommon. Increased pain could be from nerve manipulation but a missed fragment or a recurrent herniation are both possiblities. The fact that you can stand without pain but cannot sit reenforces the possibility of another fragment present. My practice would be to get a new MRI with gadolinium to check on these possiblities.

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
     
    Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
    Avatarlcelosse
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    Hi Dr.

    Thanks so much for your response. I am usually fine with medical procedures. I had a bone scan once with radioactive dye, is that the same thing as Gadolinium? Is Gadolinium safe?

    Thanks Dr.

    AvatarDonald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Gadolinium is not radioactive. There are a few individuals who are allergic to this substance but allergy is very rare.

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
     
    Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
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