Stephen Manchester
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Hi Dr Corenman,
Thank you for your detailed and informative reply. I am due to see a highly respected consultant neurosurgeon who can review my symptoms as you suggest. However I am very concerned about the cause of these symptoms as they appear to indicate multiple nerve entrapments – sensory – burning/stinging anterior thigh and motor – iliopsoas muscle weakness and bilateral calf fasciculations. I also have severe lumbar back pain. Immediately after my Coflex surgery I had a significant cerebrospinal fluid leak through the unhealed scar over a period of 2/3 days ( confirmed by the hospital ). Because of this and my multiple symptoms I am extremely concerned that the cause may be Arachnoiditis. I appreciate you do not have access to all information – MRI scans etc but I would be grateful if you would give me your views on this possibility as it is understandably very worrying. I am very grateful for your advice and guidance as I am sure many readers of this Forum are.
I will try not to trouble you with any more questions and am very grateful for your help to date.
With best wishes