I hope someone has similar issues and can tell me what their docors think it is.
I had a Micro-d Feb 09 and then another in Sept 09, but it was with a laser and scope approach. I have had intermittent burning on the top of RT foot since the second surgery and have been getting that "numby" feeling at the soles of my feet. Intermittent tingling/numby feelings in the toes of both feet. When sitting for very long, blood pools in my feet (you know like when you press on your skin it turns white for a second, but looks like it's a little sunburn otherwise) Here's the kicker, not much in the way of back pain. Some mild hip pain though. My symptoms are relieved for the most part when laying down and reappear when standin/walking/sitting.
I believe that the disc at L 4/5 just can't keep it's rigidity and consequently my nerves are being compressed.
My latest MRI states foraminal narrowing at that level, but they used the word "mild." No mention of scar tissue.
Flexion/extension xray (laying on my side on the table) was reported as "normal."
Steroid pack calmed things down some until I got off of it.
Dr. wants to do a triple phase bone scan to see if I have CRPS/RSD. And he is sending me to a neurologist.
I believe there is still some compression going on from that disc level and that is what is causing my symptoms especially since weight bearing makes them much worse and steroids take the inflammation out of the area. Does that make sense?
If it was RSD, wouldn't it be constant without regard to weight bearing?
Thanks for your opinions.