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Problems after spinal fusion
Can someone help me? I have had the l-5 s-1 fusion and at first I felt better about a month after I took my shell off I felt like something was wrong cause the pain was worse than before surgery and told dr so and he says its normal you just had a fusion and it will take time for it to heal and all WELL its been 3 years now I still have alot of pain I haven't slept in my bed since the surgery I have pain in lower back down to my foot shooting pains had MRI and MRI showed bilateral compressed sciatica my doc said that its not the case that he doesn't know what the problem is because my spine looks like a 20 year olds spine and in 43 I can't walk more than 100ft or drive for more than 20 minutes or my legs will go numb from waist down and I fall or have to use my cane to stop the car so I can try to get out of car to stand or hang my legs over the seat to get some kind of feeling, I get shooting pains down my legs constantly and tingling and pain constantly and then this past year my hip the one they took bone from for fusion has swelled up all the way down to my knee I have constant headaches and problems with numbness pain tingling in all limbs and hip now my surgeon seems to think it is beyond his scope of expertise and basically told me it was in my head ( yes this is a workmans comp case) does anyone else have these problems or am I really going crazy? I'm confined to my house because I can't go anywhere without my hubby or someone because of all of this can someone please tell me I'm not crazy! Thanks