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  • Abbeygirl
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    Hi Doctor
    Just need your professional opion I had a spinal fusion and discomentry at the L5/S1 level on the 10th dec 2012 was in hospital for24 days since the surgery have still experienced a lot of pain i have a lot of right leg pain just aches non stop 24/7 driving me crazy also have numbness and a dull ache in both buttocks also numb in my groin area but not all the time and and feels like i have strained both grion muscle and my toes go numb on both feet but also not constant and the numbness is not painful just uncomfortable and i get sharp pains in the bottom of my feet very painful burst but dont last long when i was in rehab the physio said because this is my third op it might take about six weeks to come good my other two ops were performed the first one 14 years ago L5/S1 lamectomey was fine after that op until 2 years ago when i had a decompression on the same area and have not been the same since anyway doctor i thankyou for the great service you provide and just would nlike your opion i feel like a big sook but just can not get rid of this pain the only thing that takes the edge off is a 20mg oxicontin and 10mg of endone at the same time seems to help also i am on 3600mg nerontin 25mg lycra twice daily endemp 100mg a anti inflamintry 25 mg thanks again doctor i hope this makes sense

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    I am confused as I do not understand why your were hospitalized for 24 days after surgery? Did you have some significant complication (heart attack, stroke or????).

    Leg pain after fusion surgery can occur but is unusual and should calm down over a short period of time. If the leg pain is worse than prior to surgery, I recommend a new MRI to look for hematoma (somewhat common) , cage extrusion (very rare) or screw stenosis (almost unheard of with the Stealth and O Arm technology). Deep venous thrombosis (DVT or blood clot in the leg) has to be considered also.

    Please keep us informed of your progress.

    Dr. Corenman

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