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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,322
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:29 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
~X( Okay...I am grasping at straws here....My niece is 23 years old is s/p bilateral pedicle fusion with screws at L4,L5, and S1.....She had the surgery on 3/4/09...on the MRI there is a large well defined encapsulated fluid collection in the right and left paraspinal SQ tissue....She is not able to stand for more than 50 seconds yet.....She complains of her right leg being tingly and her left leg having pins and needles....when she stands up, she complains of a shock going from her incision site in the back up to her head and down the back of her left leg....surgeon says all is fine.....got a second opinion and they say everything is fine.... but got the MRI report and it states about this fluid sac and also says there is a small central soft disc hernination at L4-5....why is that?..if he fixed that area?.....I am not ready to tell her that she is not going to walk again....Need some help


  • Welcome to Spine Health! I am really sorry about your niece. I wish I could give you advise about her condition, unfortunately I can't, but I don't understand why the surgeon says all is fine. It does not sound fine to me, especially if she is having all these weird sensations. Is there a nurse, a PA, another doctor or even a PCP she could ask? Even if eventually everything will turn out find, she is concerned and worried right now, and somebody should explain to her what's happening. Now her surgery was less than a month ago, and it is still too early to tell what will happen, so she could feel better tomorrow. Still, somebody should set her mind at ease.

    Hope her condition will improve soon.

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