I'm MJ in 2007 I had a S1-L5 fusion for DDD, Sciatica and something that causes the lower spine not to curve (I forget what it is). Anyway, I am at that point again waiting for a MRI results just over two years...my left leg pain returned down to the foot (knee last time) and it swells like a melon every night. I thought it was the medication from Feb of this year I was diagnosed with bone spurs in the cervical portion of my neck and re-ran the gambit of PT, chiropractic care, relief but it was only temporary. I've been on SOMA since Feb. for it. Now the lower back pain returned with a vengence, thus the MRI results pending. So today I found this site and that it had a fourm and told myself to post.
So, hello all, and was wondering if anyone has had a fusion that has gone bad, or the bone bone spurs (basicaly the bone canal for the nerves is small and the muscles when tight add pressure to the nerves causing numbness in arms and a pain like fire). Or like me both. :T
I can say I am glad I found you guys, seems like a great support group wish I fould this in 2007
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