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Is it my foot or my back?

Gabe543GGabe543 Posts: 3
edited 12/02/2015 - 7:23 PM in Chronic Pain
So I'm 28 and am 10 weeks post op from a L4-S1 spinal fusion. Doc says I'm ahead of the curb. I was in decent shape before the surgery so maybe that helped. The problem I am having is that I have foot pain. I don't feel it radiating down my leg. It is localized in my feet. But after doing MRI's and nerve conduction study the only thing medically wrong was my back. Has anyone had a similar problem? I would love to discuss it because this pain has taken over my life. Pain is burning, stabbing, and electrical shocks randomly firing in my feet. Seems to be worse at night and it never lets me forget that it's there...


  • I've been debating where to post this & then saw your question. I had 3 lots of surgery last year & woke up after number 2 with shocking pain in my right foot. My surgeon dismissed it sighting an 'angry nerve' & believed it would settle. Fast forward over 12 months & it's still there. Less than it was originally but somewhat under control with lyrica daily. I have had a pain management dr this week tell me it's very likely permanent. Night time is worse, I think because I slow down & relax, it interfers with sleep & causes me to be restless. I wish I had so better spin on it. I do try to ignore it, life is too busy right now to debate what I should or shouldn't be doing. I hope yours improves as time goes on.

    Microdiscectomy L5S1 January 2014
    Microdiscectomy L5S1 March 2014
    Fusion L5S1 11th August 2014
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