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Nerve pain two years post spinal fusion

I have read quite a few posts about nerve pain.
None seem to compare to the extreme of mine. I can handle much pain but mine is every three to seven minutes. I experience what Doctors are calling muscle spasms in both legs. I call them seizes . I also can't use bearing weight on my feet . I use a cane a hundred % of the time and can walk about 50 feet before the nerves make it impossible to walk any further. I use a power chair, I'm only 43.
Before the spine surgery L5 S1 fusion (metal cage), I could walk up to seven miles a day
Now I have edema on the tail bone. The new MRI states its a pain generator. I can vouch!
I am on disability and there is no talk of fixing me, even the surgeon have washed his hands of me. Quote, "he stated I should take care of my legs".


  • Find another Dr. You definitely need a second opinion. You are only 43 and that is no way to live. I am only 11 weeks out from my L4-5 fusion, and am doing quite well. Of course, it takes time and I have psychological problems. My minds says go, but my body says no!!! You really need to see another Dr., I went to an ortho surgeon and had it done minimally invasive and was out of the hospital within 23 hours after my surgery. I am on Lyrica for the nerve pain, which it has helped. Each day I feel a little better. I am stretching and on my ellipitical almost every day. There is no need for you to live in so much pain. Even if you have to drive a ways to find a good Dr., I would do that. I live in a rural area and found a great Dr. only an hour away. I almost went 3 hours, but I found this Dr., and I'm glad I did. Don't be afraid to ask nurses or x-ray techs there opinions at the facility you go to! They see the post-op patients. Even Physical Therapists could give you info. Don't be afraid to call PT offices, they could probably give you some good information as they see post-op patients and could give you advice, because a lot of physical therapists have there own offices without being affiliated with a certain group. I'm in the medical field, actually an radiology tech. So I know the system from all my years. Take my advise please and get another opinion! Good luck!!
    radtechtam MIS L4-5 Fusion
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