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EMS GuyEEMS Guy Posts: 916
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:02 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hi all,

I had a 2 level (L4-S1) 360 ALIF done in 2007. Recently, my tailbone has been hurting more than usual with no obvious reason (falling, ect). Two days ago, I had a bout of sciatica all the way down my right leg and my right foot went numb. Since then, I get a sudden urge to urinate, though I do not have to go. The sciatica has gone away but the urge to urinate has not.

I've called my PM to see if they will order films. Hopeefully, they will call back this morning. Has anyone else had something like this and if so, what was your issue?


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


  • I had a TLIF on L4/5 in 2010 and am now experiencing the same thing you are. The nerve pain down my left leg is intermittent, not constant, and I also have the urge to urinate. I also "leak" a little every now and then, usually when I put my hands in water like just washing them. I'm having more problems controlling it.

    I'm waiting to see my surgeon - he's booked until May 30, so I'm anxious to see what your doc says.

    Just so you know you're not alone, but I have no answers for you.

    I hope it's nothing serious.
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