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Burning leg pain

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:30 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I am currently awaiting anterior spinal fusion at L5 S1 for DDD and seemed to have developed a new kind of pain. I am having a burning pain in one part of my thigh on my left leg. It isn't travelling down the leg, just in one spot. Never had this before, so just wondering if anyone else has had the same pain.


  • It's called sciatica.


    Pinched nerve basically, probally from the disc at L5-S1 or L4-L5.
  • You will probably have all sorts of new sensations before you are through with this whole back process. I imagine what you are feeling is some random nerve pain. With DDD, depending on how you move and carry yourself, you can move the pressure a little bit off the nerve that is being compressed, and the pain will feel like it is moving around a little bit. Sometimes it will kind of come and go, or seem like it is moving around a little bit.
  • It sounds like you have that familiar nerve pain that accompanies our back pain. It is sneaky and travels, lingers here and there and then pops up in new areas, sometimes severe, sometimes mild but in my case always there.

    You should feel much better after surgery! I'm glad you already have it scheduled!

  • Thankyou all very much for your responses. I get pain all over the place as you have already mentioned, this is just a new development with burning pain which has never happened before. I think I may set up a sweepstake with my family and friends and earn some money from them guessing where the pain is arriving next game.

    Thankyou all again
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