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Thank you so much, Dr. Corenman. I really appreciate you taking out time to reply to my questions and decrease my anxiety.

One last question though – Is it possible to injure the nerve (one or some of the nerves that innervate the abdomen flank muscles) without the incision? The reason I ask this is because after my accident (I fell down 20 ft and the spinal canal was compromised 80%) and BEFORE the surgery, I once noticed that I had heavy spasms in my left abdomen. I also saw that my left abdomen had bulged. At that time I attributed the bloating to the Naproxen dosage that the ER gave me.

So is it possible that those nerves would have been hurt by my fall which led to the bloating? And the surgical operation just aggravated the bloating?

Thanks a lot.