I was born with Scoliosis and wore a cast for two years in the mid 1960's.I had a spinal fusion 12 years ago, 1997.An anterior and posterior fusion from L4 to T12. Was able to maintain a normal life style but had some pain in my scapula area for years after first fusions.( these are two day surgeries)
I had every injection there such as nerve blocks,botox,every injection you can name which would provide some relief for a few weeks and then fade.
Then about 3 years back I started to experience pain on walking.I am a very active person.I teach preschool and walk my dog and take care of my family. I don't like being a victim.
But the pain was hard and i started to take Tramadol to go about my usual day. Dr said i need fusion from L4 to S1 and while he was in there A. and P. Dec15- Dec. 17 he took out the old hardware.This was a 9 hour surgery. They found i had NOT FUSED from the first fusion in 1997 in T9- T11 so that was causing the pain.I have new Ped.screws there and now i have no pain there.
I am in a brace on my torso and my leg for 3 months for the leg and 6 months for the torso.I have nerve pain now in my ankle and groin and knee. They say from the 9 hour surgery from the way i was positioned on the table for 9 hours
Will this nerve go away? I don't feel anything in the surgical sites.Its the nerve pain that's a Edited. When i woke from surgery, i couldn't move the leg at all. Now i can and it hurts. Has anyone else had anything like this?
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