Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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You had what is know in spine circles as a back-front-back surgery. This is a significant undertaking and you will need to take some time to recover.

The thigh pain is unusual as the level operated contains the L5 and S1 nerves. These do not go to the anterior thigh but do you mean the back of the thigh? The other symptoms
“left bum check is very sore just to touch, it feels like it is on fire and when I feel it with my hand it feels like it is bruised, my left big toe is numb also got some pain in left calf and on the bottom of left foot get a electric shock numb kind of feeling” are indications of nerve irritation or injury.

Based upon your symptoms, I would ask for a new MRI to look for continued nerve compression.

Dr. Corenman

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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.