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Failed low back 4-5 fusion,failed spinal cord stimulator.

backman01bbackman01 Posts: 97
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:34 AM in Lower Back Pain
New here since 1993 taking percocet 4 a day,now i have lower leg swelling,with muscle cramping when walking,lower legs tender to touch,is leg swelling normal??had my arteries checked they are ok,DR says i should go to pain management for this,iam 53 hurt at work lost my job in 93.i need a good pm dr here in ncpa,we only have 1-pm dr i will not go to him he put the scs in wrong .Thanks Rick


  • OUCH!! U have been threw the ringer...my suggestion...pack up and travel to a well known SPINE institute for HELP!! If he messed you up once...no need to go threw that again!! GOOD LUCK & GOD BLESS!!!
  • trip to big city teaching hospital to see board certified spinal surgeon would be best. either ortho or neuro spinal surgeon knows spine better than anyone. is ncpa near pittsburgh?
    oh...what meds you on maybe one of them causing swelling......
  • Hello,
    Pete thanks for the reply,iam in montoursville,pa north central pa,4hrs from pittsburgh,about the same to philly.answer to your question is percocet i take 4 a day sinse 1993 after failed spinal fusion,now lower leg swelling with calf pain groin pain.heart,arteries good.
  • Cathy,
    Thanks for the reply,yea i need to find a good spine DR,what is state of the art scs??i had one in 94 but taken out it was put in wrong,when i turned it on i would fall to the floor. Rick
  • swelling. i'd talk to your general physician about it and at the same time find spinal surgeon in the big city. what did the dr who put in scs do wrong?
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