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  • Corcoran12
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    I has operation 8 months ago but I still have constant billateral sciatica in both legs from spondylolisthesis is this life long after surgrey or shud I get a EMG nerve test or some other xray or scan when I raise me legs pain increases hard to push on and exercise even swimming and cycling aggravates it is there any follow up or solution I could try
    Many thanks Darren
    Not sure if nerve test will show much as spondylolisthesis but lots off pain even after op any solutions or questions too ask My surgeon

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    What type of surgery did you have and at what level? For continued pain 8 months after a procedure, a workup would be needed. This includes an MRI, CT scan and flexion/extension X-rays and a thorough physical examination. Maybe later, an EMG.

    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.
    Corcoran12
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    Thanks a lot for your time doctor I truly appreciate it from Ireland I’m 29 year old male my surgeon gave me chance off 70 per cent lot less pain but my legs are constantly on fire below the knee and ache when standing and pain in general I had plif L5 S1 fusion for grade one spondylolisthesis after 2 years off before op I had a ct scan at 6 month’s that said there is some bone growth ….would a emg or any the other scans mentioned above prove my constant billateral sciatica or is it just a symptom I’m trying very hard to exercise and work but it’s not going to plan so tests might show something I’m willing to try anything I’m young and want to rule out any complication and keep positive but I feel the pain is slightly worse and not reduced I would have to fly to the UK they don’t do flextions xray in Ireland unfortunately I could get a flextion xray like I did before would that be useful at the year mark? maybe all scans worth doing the physical exam when I raise My leg they burn like before surgrey was hopeing more relief but I know no surgrey can be prefect many thanks of any suggestions to why so much continued nerve pain be great

    Corcoran12
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    Please reply Many thanks Darren

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    A failure of a PLIF procedure at L5-S1 for a spondylolisthesis with leg pain below the knees deserves a workup. Another CT scan at 2 years would be beneficial to determine if a solid fusion is present. The nerve pain could be from nerve root compression or injury. An EMG would be helpful in some instances to determine nerve pain source but may not be helpful in all instances. What you need is a really good surgeon who is a “detective” and will carefully determine your sources of pain.

    Did you have leg pain like you have now prior to your surgery or is this new?

    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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