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    Following up- now 5 wk post op.

    Symptoms seem the same: Less pain in morning, but escalates from 3-6/7 nightly just form lying down o the couch (pillow under knees). Walking is still limited to 1-2 min durations with an increasing dull pointed pain/pressure slightly above the rt hip near/at the level of surgery (L4/L5). In the first few days prior to flare up I was able to walk freely unrestricted. Ability to sleep has improved and I am on my third week of PT now and have no difficulty doing any PT exercises. I expressed concern and surgeons office said this could be normal. Personally, I am starting to get nervous- what are your thoughts for these symptoms 5 weeks out?

    Prior to surgery my chief complaint was sitting intolerance form rt buttocks (instant pressure every time sitting limited to 30-60 min durations tolerated) and latter developed to severe rt foot pain walking short distances which led to surgery. The sitting pain is the same if not worse and I have developed this new lower back pain preventing walking and lying down. What are your thoughts Dr.?

    Avatarjpgspr
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    Hi Dr. Coreman, I was just following up from the post above that I’m still having 6-7 pain lying down on a couch (rt lower back, hip, buttocks, back of thigh) and lower back pain/pressure preventing me from walking much at almost 6 weeks out. Is this unusual or what could be causing this?

    Thank you very much for your consideration and input.

    AvatarDonald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Your complaints of “I’m still having 6-7 pain lying down on a couch (rt lower back, hip, buttocks, back of thigh) and lower back pain/pressure preventing me from walking much at almost 6 weeks out” is unusual and deserves an oral steroid trial. If symptoms continue, a new MRI is appropriate.

    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.
    Avatarjpgspr
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    Great, thank you Dr. A new MRI has been ordered.

    AvatarDonald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Great. Cut and paste the radiological report here when available.

    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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    Will do. Also, I had a steroid pack several weeks ago, do you recommend a second?

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