It is alnost a year since I had a five level lumbar fusion with rods and screws. After outpatient therapy the peridal(sp) nerve damage to the good leg is better. The severe back pain over the area where they took out the bone for the fusions was no better.
Both my in home physical therapist and now the out patient therapist said my right leg is much shorter then the left. Both therapist recomended a lift. They both told the Dr. that. He does not agree. During therapy she would have me take the left shoe off. This caused a real difference in my balance and the pain was less. At the end of therapy I started walking in the house with the L shoe off. There was enough improvement I went and bought a lift. While I am not pain free, I have less pain and my walking has improved. Has anyone else had this problem after surgery. Also do you think this will cause other problems down the road. If I had to do it over I would not have had surgery. But God is good and at least I am some better.