I had a laminectomy on nov 15 due to a herniated and torn L4 L5. So severe I dealt with “drop foot” for months. Onging symptoms started Jan of 2019 and surgery wasn’t until November 2019. Surgery was a success, as in I could move my toes and most of the pain was gone. Recently I have noticed a shooting pain in the opposite side startint from me back and radiating down my leg to the foot. Pain shoots more when I take a step. I am in PT twice a week and getting regurlar massages. Both feet go numb still and will bright red and hot to the touch. Never experienced any foot or leg pain in the opposite side until now. Piriformus is extremely tight on left side and my calves feel like i have a Charlie jorse 24/7
I cannot go through this pain again. Any ideas or suggestions?
A good consultation with a thorough physical examination would be the next step. You might require repeat imaging. There are many possibilities that can cause your symptoms.
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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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