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Artificial Disc Replacement After Surgery Complications

sylviessylvie Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:42 AM in New Member Introductions
I had a L4 L5 ADR in february of 2009... I am still in excrutiating lower back pain.. One year to the date I developed a numb left foot. if i touch my ankle area i get electric like shocks to the top of my foot...I think it is a nerve problem directly from the surgery area. I am scheduled for a CT scan of my back next week...wondering if anybody else has had their disc move a bit??? or any other complications one whole year after surgery??? I have still not returned to my job as a nurse either due to increased back pain when i am upright for periods of time. any ideas?


  • I am sorry to hear that the ADR surgery did not work for you. I actually considered ADR but was told by my doc that they have way too far to be perfected before I should consider it.

    Sorry I can't give you any insight but I have seen other members here that have had ADR surgery. Hopefully they will come along and comment.

    Good luck and please keep us posted.
  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. sorry to hear your surgery was not a complete success. i hope the ct scan shows you something.. good luck and stop by anytime. :D Jenny :)
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