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mlw_emtmmlw_emt Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:59 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hello I am new here so I will give some background first. I am 32 years old and 2 years ago I had a L5-S1 fusion done. This was after multiple failed attempts to repair the herniated disc. It was a long recovery, but after the first year it seemed everything was going fine. Now for the issue...

In the last month I have started having pain in my lower back once again. And within the last week I have noticed worsening weakness in my legs. All of my family members have said not to worry about it, that the fused area is much stronger than it was before and everything is fine. But I am worried. I really do not want to go through it all over again. Has anyone else experienced this sort of issue this far out from their surgery? I really need some advice. I fell like I am losing my mind and that everything is in my head.


  • My advice would be to get another MRI done. Instead of losing your mind, get some answers. If you are getting weakness than I would definitely go see your specialist. Keep us posted on what transpires!
    2011 ACDF C5-6 for Spondylosis with Myleopathy
    2012 L4-5 herniated disc and hernated disc at C4/5 2013 Taking Amitriptyline for headaches
  • I had same issue. U need to revist Dr and have evaluation done. I am not saying it is, but you coulod have damage at another level. you are probably fused by now, but need to check. I had pain 5 months out and had 2 more discs tear, and then had 2 more fused, and now have 2 more torn..Not likely your case, but check, And pm me if you want any info..
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