I had an ACDF last Jan, and since then have experienced worsening pain and numbness from my waist to my toes, esp on my left
The pain starts at the left side of my lower spine, like sciatica, and goes all the way to my foot. My hip has also "gone" a couple of times like it has "popped out of joint" and I have to wait til it comes back - only way I can explain it. I fall over a lot and my balance is non-existant. I am also numb around my saddle area although a scan I had last week shows nothing "serious" (says my NS)
Could this be anything to do with my ACDF?? Everything I do hurts - sitiing standing or lying down. Getting up or out of a chair is a joke, and trying to get out of the car is a nightmare.
Does this make sense to anyone? Has anyone else had the same experience??
Please help as have just about had enough now