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Troubling Pain

EMS GuyEEMS Guy Posts: 920
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:51 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hi all,

I had a 2 level 360 ALIF four years ago. All the sudden Saturday, my right thigh started going numb when I stood up. Since then, the symptoms are stacking up (muscle spasms in my right side rear end, numbness and the all dreaded unable to sleep because I can't get in a good position long enough to fall asleep.

I'm hoping this is just a temporary thing. But, where I'm hurting is where L2-L3 nerves control. How long after two level fusion has most people gone before having problems with the next couple spinal levels?


Several Epidurals, L4-S1 360 ALIF, Numerous Facet Joint Injections, RFA x2


  • Hey Keith! Long time no see. I remember following you back when I had decided to have surgery. I made it 36 months and am back to that same decision time and what to do. L3-L4 disc is gone and back to the pain bottle. Appt on the 28th and dr informed me in january after my 3 year follow up that my xrays showed disc to be gone. Thought about an ADR next if possible to keep upper levels from failing. Not sure if possible but my dr. only does fusions.

  • Hi there,

    Things are feeling better except my tolerance for standing up very long at all (15 minutes) has gone downhill.

    Sorry to hear that your about the same place I am now. I just hope there isn't anything big time wrong. I go back to PM in several weeks, so I'll see what they say. I hope they go with an MRI just to see where I'm at.

    Several Epidurals, L4-S1 360 ALIF, Numerous Facet Joint Injections, RFA x2
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