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back pain

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,321
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:34 AM in Spinal Stenosis
I was diagnosed with spinal stenosis and I had surgery in March 2009 at which time I underwent a right laminectomy. I have since had lower back pain and burning and have had another MRI and I was found to have scar tissue in the operative bed extending into the proximal right neural foramina surrounding the right L5 nerve root in the neural foramina and the right L1 nerve root in the central canal. I have had constant burning and aching in my lower back and since the 2nd injection I have my toes tingling and my right calf hurting. I have gone thru physical therapy again and it doesn't seem to have done anything. I was wondering what to do next. Is this something that I just have to live with or any help


  • Hi - Welcome to the site. There is a lot of information on the front end of the site as well about this.

    I am sure that someone with experience can shed some light on this for you.
  • welcome to spine health. sorry your symptoms have continued after surgery. if discomfort doesnt subside soon you will have to talk with spinal surgeon regarding a possible solution. i had same problem after surgery. unfortunately my pain never went away and surgeon told me there was no surgical solution. now drs recommend the spinal cord stimulator. i do have hope even though its been many years of pain. i try to loosen up by swimming and stretching. keep us posted as to what surgeon recommends ....pete
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