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New To Forum not new to pain

Lets start 21/2 to 3 years ago, pain in my inner thigh area turns out to be stenosis of my right femur. In 1984 I had a bi-lateral core decompression of my Rt & Lt femurs. The pain stayed away for 30 years. 3 years ago I started to get pain on my right side the same pain I experienced in 1984, I had a Right Total hip replacement September 2015. Still have pain. A few months ago I started having these episodes of falling, thankfully it was in my backyard on a grassy surface. I called my PCP who suggested I call my ortho Dr. who by the way took 3 days to get back to me to say go see a neurologist. My PCP also said if my Orthopedic doctor couldn't see me soon just go to the ER. In the meantime that day I fell 5 more times. Went to the ER took X-rays and a MRI. It was explained to me I have foot drop caused by L4 L5 S1. I'm scheduled for surgery September 15, 2017. I'm in constant back pain, I cannot take Ibuprofen, interferes with my heart meds. I live on Tylenol, which really doesn't help. It was explained to me it won't fix the problem but it may help it not to get any worse. I had a EMG done a month ago, the doctor was wondering how I could still function. My right leg results were horrendous, my left leg was not as bad. Well that's my story.



  • Hi diamondl

    Welcome to Spine-health

    I can sympathise with the area of pain as I am a long time sufferer of problems in that area.

    Can you tell us which type of surgery you are booked in for?

    This forum has lots of information, videos and helpful members who can relate to your pain area.

    If you click on my username you will see my medical history and my current condition.

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