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  • AvatarBackpain14
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    Hi Dr Corenman,

    I am 29 years and I had a 360 interbody spinal fusion of the L5/s1 december 17. Since my fusion I have had continued back pain stabbing to the left side of my back, severe numbness/Cold and nerve pain down my left leg. Sending my second toe completely numb and cold. I feel like I am not getting better to any point. Would you have a idea what could be still causing this.

    Thank you

    AvatarDonald Corenman, MD, DC
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    You need to explain what your symptoms were initially to lead you to a back surgery and then compare to what your symptoms are now. Use location, pain intensity (0-10) and symptoms changes (“was mild numbness here but now new numbness in this new spot”).

    Has your surgeon told you that you have a solid fusion and do you have a CT scan noting a solid fusion? Do you have a new MRI after the surgery?

    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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