Hi all, I was wanting to get some opinions regarding fusion helping more than just leg pain. The nuerosurgeon that I saw was solely focussed on my leg symptoms and really didn't seem to care too much about my back.
90% of my pain is in my back/buttocks tailbone area. I do have a lot of numbness in my shin and foot as well as cramping in calf and foot...but not a lot of pain there.
For those of you who have had a fusion, did it help the pain in your back alot...or was it more relief for leg symptoms. As much as I would rather not have the numbness in my leg/foot, my real issues are with the excruciating back pain.
Thanks for listening, hope you all have a great Easter weekend!
>:D< >:-D< : Karen
L3-S1 herniation and bulges, stenosis, mod facet,ddd,impinged nerves,coccydinia
discectomy/lami July 2011-unsuccessful
adr L5-S1 Feb 2012