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Cervical spinal stenosis and sciatica

AlkeytonAAlkeyton Posts: 1
I had C-4:C-5 and C-5:C-6 fusion with spinal stenosis. I have been having sciatic leg pain . I was sent to have MRI on lower back but it was ok. My PCP said it could be from neck. Is this true? Any luck with pain relief from sciatica?

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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,385
    Are you seeing any spine specialist as follow up or monitoring after your surgery?
    My PCP worked with me a couple of years with my pain before referring me to pain management/neurologist.

    You do not say how long ago was your surgery.

    There are other tests than MRI to help doctor diagnose. Because you had a surgery to solve one problem, it doesn't mean that with time....or other injury, or whatever can happen, to cause new symptom ...another problem could have developed and needs to be ruled out.

    Good communication with doctor so important. I would continue to tell of my symptoms when I see doctor ....to let doctor know there has been no relief. I would ask if doctor knows this problematic sciatica is related to my neck...does that mean I am only choice to live with it..the pain..without treatment or hope to lessen pain.?

    You need doctor to explain to you what is happening and what you are to expect.
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  • Hi I had l4/l5 surgery all went well. Going into my 3rd week after op. I have woke up with pain just above my bottom. Can you tell me if this is normal. It feels like a trapped wind pain. Sorry for the detail
  • Carole-ann said:
    Hi I had l4/l5 surgery all went well. Going into my 3rd week after op. I have woke up with pain just above my bottom. Can you tell me if this is normal. It feels like a trapped wind pain. Sorry for the detail
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