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  • Cjdegood
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    Good afternoon Dr.
    i did not use my original thread from months ago..(titled severe Coccyx pain) as i do not have that any longer. the 2nd injection back in December worked really well. I am only just now having some of that discomfort come back and pain dr. said he would burn the nerves next time if needed. Anyway.. i am always hearing about Flare Up? my question is how do you determine if it is just a flare up? I was told from a surgical standpoint i no longer had restrictions (back in November) so i went on vacation and have been living life normal. I am careful and do not get carried away with things. i started back exercising and small weights. (16lbs total) I am up to 4.5 miles pe60 r day walking. I love to walk, it is the best exercise i get. I have managed to drop another 20lbs since my 360 (L5 S1) fusion last June. I noticed about 5 weeks ago, that i started feeling low back pain. Not as intense because it is not keepin me awake at night. Leg pain is awful though! Same left leg as before.. i am not taking anything other than gabapentin 300mg at night before bed and 800mg of ibuprofen. this is driving me crazy.. and i am concerned and have been taking it easy for the past few weeks. I do not want to experience that type of back and leg pain ever again. It has not let up but has not gotten worse either. I am worried about it, so called the doctor and they said i could be in a flare up? how do you know? thank you so much for your help

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Since this is no longer connected to the original thread that tells me your history, I would need your background again to comment.

    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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