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Three years ago I had a fusion at L5/S1. I have done well until recently. I have been dealing with severe pain since the beginning of Jan. Then 3 wks ago my leg numbness got a lot worse. My primary Dr sent me to the hospital for an MRI. While having the MRI my pain an numbness got extremely worse. When I came out I couldn't move my legs only wiggle my toes. I was taken straight to the ER. My neuro surgeon came to the ER to admit me in the hospital. They put me on PCA IV pain meds. They did a milagram,spinal tap, MRI of my entire spine an brain. Dr says I have some scar tissue but has no answers for my legs being paralyzed or the numbness. Next they try an epidural streiod injection. Five days after tht my legs began waking up an it was painful. The best way to describe it: it was if I had sat on my legs & they had gone to sleep. So they just continue to use the daludid pain pump & soma for the pain. I went home after 12 days.Still in really bad low back pain an legs are weak. Still take Daludid pills. Basically have no life. Dr says there's nothing he can do as the test show nothing wrong. Why then the pain meds?I'm so desperate!!Anyone have advice or have gone though this? Please help!!