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Please don't say I need more surgery!!!

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671

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



  • Fi

    Some posters are slowly progressive towards invasive surgery and a clearer diagnosis, and you are finding that in itself is not as basic as it sounds, that leap of faith is never easy surmising and evaluating what may happen to you in the future and evidence here is a range of the variable possibilities, you need to find what will work for you and not the collective.

    In reality everyone is trying to get better irrespective of what route that may be and the alternative is to do nothing and for many that is not an option for a reasonable quality of life. Some may celebrate a categoric diagnosis and as you say give some credence to the symptoms that they endure every day and nothing is that simplistic, unfortunately.

    You need to be confident that the next process is the one for you and with help and support attempt to rectify your specific problem, we can help and support you with the alternative or options but the final choice is up to you and an informed process.

    Take care and good luck. John
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