I have had 30 years of pain and numbness in my left glute, leg and foot even after two microdiscectomy surgeries at L4/L5 and L5/S1. The symptoms also occur when lying down on my left side and racing my bike in the aero position after about 15 minutes. When I stand up or turn on my right side or lean to my right while seated, the symptoms immediately resolve. My experience has been that most providers find my particular symptoms unusual and perhaps this is why an accurate diagnosis and recommended treatment have eluded me. Have you had experience with this specific pattern of symptoms and does it point to one diagnosis over another? Thank you!
These symptoms are not unusual depending upon your disorder. You just need a careful workup to determine what is causing your pain.
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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.