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    Hello my name is Kelly and I got hurt on 12/26/18. I was lifting an awkward object with help and felt pain in lower back.
    I was put on light duty had xrays and nothing found. Pain got worse started having electrical sensations down right leg. On 01/28/19 had an MRI which showed L1-L3 no significant stenosis or narrowing. L3-L4 broad based posterior bulge effacing the ventral thecal sac and no significant neural foraminal narrowing seen. L4-L5 broad based posterior disc bulge effacing the ventral thecal sac and causing mild bilateral lateral recess stenosis. Facet hypertrophy seen causing mild to moderate bilateral neural foraminal narrowing. And a 4mm posterior left synovial cyst. L5-S1 diffuse disc bulge with right subarticular component is seen causing mild thecal sac stenosis. Ap diameter of thecal sac measures 10mm and facet hypertrophy seen causing mild bilateral neural foraminal narrowing. I had ESI injections no help, therapy did not help and then they did a discogram and that like to have killed me pain wise.
    On 06/25/19 I had l5-S1 ALIF. MORE THERAPY and another ESI. And now I am having Low back pain while standing, get up and down in a chair, numbness going down my legs, pins and needles, electrical sensations, pain in groin, weakness in left leg, when I stand still in one spot my left leg begins to throb and cramp. Dr says new CT shows I am healing fine but no other issues! Please help what are your thoughts and suggestions!

    KellyR
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    Thanks for the help doc!!!!

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    I am unclear about your workup regarding the pain generators. Please read this section regarding reporting symptoms so I can better understand your pain generators. https://neckandback.com/conditions/how-to-describe-your-history-and-symptoms-of-lower-back-and-leg-pain/

    Also, what were the diagnostic results of the discogram? Can you copy and paste the results of the post-operative CT scan here?

    Dr. Corenman

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