In October of last year I had a fusion of L4-L5. It has taken a long time to start healing but I think it did what it was supposed to do. But I have had continued pain in my lower back around SI joints and no apparent reason. Lately I have also been experiencing severe leg and foot cramps (like charley horses) I had a CT scan done in Jonesboro where I live and went to my surgeon in Little Rock yesterday. He said the scan showed a large herniation at L3-4 that was not there before the surgery on L4-5. I guess my questions is - has anyone had similar problems? Where is the most severe pain located with a L3-4 herniation - and am I probably going to have this one fused also. I am a paralegal who works 10 hour days and sits over a computer all day and it is beginning to get intolerable. The doc did an MRI yesterday but I will have to wait a day or two for him to call me with the results as to how bad the herniation at L3-4 is. What are my options - anyone similar problem. New to the forum and just need some help. and thanks.
Fri, 07/10/2009 - 11:46am#1
L3-L4 & L4-5