Post Fusion- Leg

Post Fusion- Leg
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  • Avatarpec5002
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    Yesterday was my last day of steroids- feeling much better on the right leg but left leg is acting up/ feel neural tension when walking but overall way better than a week ago. Will see if it holds up now the steroid is done.

    AvatarDonald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Please keep us posted.

    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.
    Avatarpec5002
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    Update here, my right leg is getting steadily better BUT my left leg is getting worse every day right down the S1 nerve path on my leg. Hurts in my left glute when sitting, when i extend my leg when walking and when standing it hurts after about 45 seconds of stationary standing. Basically it feels identical to how it felt before surgery, I am one month out of fusion now at L5/s1. This was the side that always bothered me more. Also if I am sitting or standing and look down by moving my head I can feel it pull the nerve and it hurts.

    I am scratching my head here, if the nerve is free and there is space for it to move around then why am I still having the same pain and why does it get worse every day? Any advice on what I can do?

    AvatarDonald Corenman, MD, DC
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    You could have an inflammatory radiculopathy (the nerve is still swollen but decompressed), a seroma (collection of fluid still compressing the root) or a compression of bone or disc fragment (very unusual but needs to be ruled out). A new MRI is warranted.

    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.
    Avatarpec5002
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    Thanks, I asked today and they want me to wait a few more days. Today is my 1 month anniversary.

    What do you make of my leg pain/nerve pain down my legs when standing? I was always told it was because a disc was pressing above an inflamed nerve or it was because of stenosis which I should have neither of now.

    AvatarDonald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Typically, leg pain with standing is generated by stenosis (canal narrowing). I would assume that whatever stenosis you had was resolved with surgery. You might have a seroma which causes congestion with standing.

    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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