AbbeygirlMemberNovember 30, 2014 at 9:48 pmPost count: 40
I am starting to think I maybe should of just stayed in pain instead of having the surgery that I had 31 days ago I am in so much oain seem to be getting worse everyday and I am getting very sore in about 15cm roughly from my right buttock feels like it is stretchingand very painful dont know if that makes sense I go to see my surgion on tuesday the 2/12/14 in Australia he had me have a xray of the lumbar spine The report says There is a moderate left lateral tilt to the lumbar spine. Posterior and anterior metallic fixatures are transfixing the L5/S1 level.Please see radiographs for detail. No loosening of the scews is seen. Mild retrolisthesis of L1,L2 and L3 was noted.Degenerative spurring of the lumbar vertebral bodies was noted.COMMENT. Posterior and anterior fusion at the L5/S1 Level please see films for detail of alignment. so with the sytoms Iam feeling at the moment with right thigh numbness and burning and bruising sensation even when my clothing touches it feels uncomfortable also my top of my buttoch feels numb left leg just aches getting a bit of pain in right calf but just started but off and on sorry for being a pain dr and I know it is a bit hard to know with out seeing my films just dont know what to do can not live like this anymore going crazy with painDonald Corenman, MD, DCModeratorNovember 30, 2014 at 11:08 pmPost count: 8503
Your pain seems to be nerve injury pain (“right thigh numbness and burning and bruising sensation even when my clothing touches it”). In my opinion, a new MRI is warranted to discover the new source of pain.
Dr. CorenmanAbbeygirlMemberFebruary 2, 2015 at 8:20 amPost count: 40
I am still having pain after my surgery I think you called it a 360 surgery my problem being that I have left buttock pain that travels all the way down my back and I have pain in my right thigh with numbness from my knee up to my groin and I get burning and a stabbing pain it has been the same since I came out of surgery I was wondering if it is from my back or could it be another reason behind it also this left buttock pain is driving me insane my surgery was on 30/10/2014 and it was on the L5/s1 level that was my fourth back surgery and third in the last 3 and a half years I am doing physio three days a week two in the pool and one land base also trying to walk up to half hour everyday but the pain just does not seem to be getting better very frustrated thanks for this service you provide doctorDonald Corenman, MD, DCModeratorFebruary 2, 2015 at 10:50 pmPost count: 8503
Continued pain three months after a decompression/fusion should be looked into for source. This would require at least a new MRI and possibly a new CT scan. The possibility of chronic radiculopathy (see website) has to be entertained but this is a diagnosis of exclusion (everything else has to be ruled out before this diagnosis can be made).
Your anterior thigh pain and numbness could originate from the L2 or L3 nerve. This could also be meralgia paresthetica (see website).
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