I am expierencing chronic pain(sciatica) in my left leg which extends from my buttocks to the end of my four small toes however my doctor is saying the pain is caused by scar tissue although he cannot tell me where the scar tissue is located. I can understand how scar tissue could cause a constant pain but I dont understand how it can be causing pain that increases with activity. If I go for a short walk my left leg will begin to stiffen up and radiate, the longer I walk the worse it gets. In my opinion there is something that is either swelling or rubbing against the nerve(S) and gets increasingly worse the more I use my leg. Can anyone help me with understanding how scar tissue can cause these symptome? Or has anyone had a similiar expierence? I think the diagnosis of scar tissue is lame and is being used to cover up that the doctor may not know what is wrong.
I was at work and fell 35 feet landing on my left buttock in 1994. I fractured my sacroilliac joint, split pelvis, burst L3 and broke both wrists. I was fused from T12-L2 until 2009 then L3 was added to make it a fusion from T12-L3. A 3rd surgery removed the hardware on the right side and a fourth surgery was needed to remove the hardware on the left side after a screw came out.
My sciatica was evident from the moment of impact and has never left. I have also had 3 surgeries to relieve the sciatica but neither surgery worked.