Hello all, I'm new here and this is my first post.
Im a 49 year old garbageman, always been pretty healthy (besides the little aches and pains of day to day life) I'm 18 months post ACDF c5-6, c6-7. The fusion did fix my left hand clumsiness and has dulled some of the pain. But I still have a lot of severe pain I deal with. Im scheduled for a cervical mri in the next couple of weeks, my surgeon says he'd like to make sure everything is ok and that he does this usually after 12 months. It's been 18 months cause I just been busy at work and haven't had the time to schedule my appointment. But im experiencing some new symptoms the past 3 months, those symptoms are, leg pain, only in my hamstring, calf and bottom of my feet (both legs) it is there all the time, does not come and go. Like anyone I've had my little bouts of sciatica here and there, this does resemble sciatica but is also different, my question after all that is, can this have anything to do with my cervical spine? I've never in my life had much lower back pain, though my neck has been a problem for well over 15 years. I'm just wondering if my lower spine is fine and this is somehow related to my cervical spine? Any ideas? thank you in advance, I appreciate your time and knowledge. Wishing everyone good health, boogie.