You report “12” procedures form a surgery performed about 2 months ago on June 13th. You report decompression of multiple levels. You then note implantation of “prosthetic spacers” at L4-5 and L5-S1. Were these interbody cages for fusion or artificial discs?
What is your pain now compared to prior to surgery? You must have had buttocks and leg pain prior to surgery for a decompression surgery. Did the pain shift or change in character? Do you have constant pain now or pain with standing versus sitting? Do you have back pain also or only leg pain? Do you have any weakness? If your bowel and bladder functioning well?
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.