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Calf and foot pain

Lrw1962LLrw1962 Posts: 2
I had l4 l5 fusion 2 years ago. 3 months ago while lifting something very heavy I felt my back give way. I have since without ceasing had mild to sever calf, foot, buttock, and thigh pain. I have had 2 epidurals, emg study, as well as an MRI. There seems to be nothing out of the ordinary other then degenerative disc disease, Has anyone else suffered with this. I am unable to stand, sit or exercise for more than a short period of time without hurting and my calf like it is always about to have a charley horse. Looking for some help!


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  • PilotroachPPilotroach Posts: 1
    edited 05/06/2015 - 2:27 AM
    I had l5 S1 fusion due to sciatic leg pain and back pain. After the surgery the right leg pain never went away. I have been in pain management since my surgery in 2010. A few months back it really got where it was killing me. I also have a ton of groin pain. The dr did a mri of my hip and said it was very damaged and had a lot of arthritis. 5 weeks ago the dr suggested that I have a hip resurfacing done. I had it done March 25 2015. The sciatic pain is the worse it's ever been now. I went back to the hip dr which sent me to the spine dr That did my back surgery. He did a MRI of my back and said its fine. I am having a nerve conduction study done this week. Here is the really strange symptom. My pain goes almost to nothing when I'm standing up. When I lay in the bed no matter what position it hurts. When I'm sitting it hurts. They put me on lyrica which I hate. All this is forms car wreck in 2008. Hit head on my knees hit the dash
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