DearpainParticipantAugust 15, 2019 at 10:09 amPost count: 1
I had an accident a few years ago, which was a significant fall in my life. My thighs got crumpled, and I couldn’t get out of the car. Luckily, my legs are intact, grateful to my doctors. However, a major nerve originating from the backbone into my legs was damaged. Though I can walk, I am experiencing intense pain in my entire legs. My doctors won’t say much about what I can expect in terms of successful healing. They have suggested me to consult a physiotherapy clinic in Toronto for now. But I would feel much better if I can know the outcome of physiotherapy. Have you guys have had any broken humerus or worse? I know I won’t recover effectively even after the physiotherapy. But still, I would like to know if they are any hope left for me. I am ready to have any treatment that could offer me my walking ability back. I am determined and have the funds for any medication or remedy. I humbly request to propose whatever potential treatment or this. Thank youDonald Corenman, MD, DCModeratorAugust 16, 2019 at 4:52 pmPost count: 6907
If you have continued pain in your leg that prevents walking, I would assume you had the “full court press” looking for pain origins in the spine and pelvis and having these ruled out. Also, I will assume a neurological consultation with a lower extremity EMG was performed and was negative.
If you hav neuropathic pain (pain generated by an injured nerve and not by compression of the nerve), then you could be a candidate for a spinal cord stimulator. See https://neckandback.com/conditions/chronic-radiculopathy/ and https://neckandback.com/treatments/spinal-cord-and-peripheral-nerve-stimulation/.
Dr. CorenmanPLEASE 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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