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I'm new to the forum, but I know that a lot of people are in the same situation as me so I want to wish everyone luck.
My pain has been relatively new, only for the past 2 years or so. I was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease just after the birth of my daughter around 2 years ago, but my condition really spiralled downward very quickly. Basically during that time, what was just a bit of pain in the back became pain so excruciating I couldn't even find relief sitting or lying down. Pain meds became stronger and stronger until no meds helped. My mri showed severe compression of my spinal cord by a herniated disc as well as a vertebra at the L4/L5 level. Two doctors told me that surgery was the only treatment so I got spinal fusion surgery 6 weeks ago. Everything was good immediately after the surgery, except for initial ache in my right leg, no pain at all!!!
However, during the past 2 days, I started getting tingling in my toes, and today, my whole foot is numb with intermittent numbness and weakness in my legs and even my groin, which I had never had before. Has anyone experienced this?
Thanx in advance. Take care.