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I'm wondering if I've blown out another level?

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,731
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:25 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hi,

I have read lots of posts about ppl re-herniating after surgery.
I have had a 2 level fusion and several decompressions and hardwear changes all or 3 operations.

It appears I have dural tension / neural tension which is ofetn associated with herniated discs. However, my problematic discs have been removed. Could this be remaining afterwards??
I also had my cage in the wrong place for a few months as well so wonder if this may be what causes me problems.

There doesn't seem too much info on it. I did a slouch test and Lhermitts sign - very painful and defo provoked my pain.
I saw my doc today who seems happy enough but Xray in 6 weeks, and try not to provoke the pain! lol! =))

Anyone else suffer with this? What did you do to get out of the pain cycle?
Thanks in advance. >:D<
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Comments

  • I felt a pop or snap sensation in my back this weekend, and I went downhill. The pain shot down my leg, and I have been in bed ever since. I am debating to call my clinic; I's feel foolish if it's nothing, and I certainly don't want to feel like I'm pestering. But it's important that these occurences are documented when they happen. I did have a 2 level fusion around 5 months ago too. When it appeared to be a flare up ( I've had many), I was put on steroids.
    With your history, it wouldn't be a bad idea to call your surgeon.
  • I don't think he was too concerned but I am still a bit worried.
    Like you say, with my history...there is a lot to think about. I think he is just glad I can move my legs..lol!!

    But of course now I am dealing with the remains and recovery of an unwelcome interuption!
    Weak legs for example..they go really weak and give out.
    I get a dragging feeling deep in my thighs, quite horrid and stops me walking far.

    Anyway, these thing either get better or worse!
  • I certainly hope they get better for your sake. All you can do is be optimistic, or if it's something else, roll with the punches. I have had to develop a strong mental fortitude to deal with everything, one day at a time.
  • You are so right! >:D<
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