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Can Epidural Fibrosis cause back and leg pain?

DC42DC42 Posts: 23
My Dr. who preformed surgery told me that my constant back pain and leg pain is from the scar tissue choking out my S1 nerve root where he removed the chunk of disc that was loged there. The problem is I felt ok for about the first 4 or 5 months. Now the back pain isnt dull its in one specific spot left side of my spine and the leg pain is the same as before surgery which was over 1 year ago. It got worse while doing heavy lifting 6 months after surgery and it's got worse from there so im having trouble believing its from scar tissue. I have heard thats what they tell you when they can't find anything else wrong. Also I have heard your nerve heals 1mm a day and it hurts all the way to my foot. I can trace the path of numbness down the back of my leg to my knee, so i dont think im healing at all. Anybody else have similar problems?


  • I have the same problem since my L4-5 fusion. Extensive scarring at L4,L5,S1. I have horrible back, hip, groin, leg and feet pain, and numbness in both legs.

    I had three endoscopic caudal approach lysis of adhesions over a 7 week period. I am now left with more intense pain, as well as more intense numbness in my legs and my feet and toes are solidly numb, which is so painful in this cold weather.

    Not sure what the answer is, or if there is an answer. Going to a new PM doctor in the AM. I will let you know if he has any insight into the scarring.

    Sorry that you are suffering with this problem.

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