:H Hello! I just joined the site tonight and hope that someone in here might have an answer as to what may be going on with me!
2 1/2 years ago I was ran over by an SUV in a Mall Parking Lot. The MRI showed nothing but I was in extreme pain and had problems walking. Saw Orthopedic and he said soft tissue injury. So I tried to deal with the pain in hopes I would heal up.
Then I got fed up and went to see a back surgeon. They did a CT Mylegram and found 3 compressed disk in my lower spine and did a Lumber Laminectomy. Surgery went well and I was up and walking the next day. In fact I was doing really swell for 2 weeks. The 3rd week I got severly tired and then suddenly I had a massive attack on my nervous system.
Every single nerve in my body was burning like fire. Painful and then I could not sleep. Tremors, muscle twitching and I stayed sickly all summer long. I have a history of Lupus with neuropathy and saw 3 different doctors and none of them seemed to know what was going on.
Finally after 7 months from that surgery I am beginning to finally feel a little bit better but I have noticed now that on the one side where I had sciatic nerve pain and the same leg that I was having trouble using and walking with now feels like I have a turnoqet wrapped around my leg or a rubber band feeling around my leg.
Left leg also feels dead. No feeling in my left leg. And when I walk now my left knee just buckles on me and I almost fall.
Saw a lousy neurologist that did MRI of the brain but no MRI of the lower spine. I hate the feeling and I think this surgery somehow got botched meaning it either failed or something happened after my surgery and now nobody seems to want to check me out for it!
For some reason, I now have permanent nerve damage on my left side that is getting worse. Has anybody ever had complications after having a lumber laminectomy of the lower spine?
If a doctor does not do something to me soon, I am going to end up in a wheel chair. I see it happening and am scared to death. Don't know if the doctor scraped off too much of the Mylen Sheath of my spine causing a severe problem or not but I have done nothing but suffer ever since that surgery. Suffered 2 years before the surgery with pain and trouble walking and now I am still suffering.
Anybody know what could cause this problem as to what may have happened to me?
It's a pleasure meeting everyone and I look forward to meeting you all in here!
Thanks for any advice you can give me!