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Increased pain

Had surgery in November 2014, now I have permanent S1 nerve damage.. I have been having increased pain the last couple of months. And have fallen a couple times. Has anyone else has had this problem?


  • I have nerve damage and have lost the use of a reflex in my right foot which causes me to stumble when adjusting position if I am not concentrating. I have numbness in my thigh, calf and three quarters of my right foot. Unfortunately nerves can take a long time to heal and can cause pain during this process. I view the reduction of numbness in the future as a bonus if it happens and try to think I am lucky that I will still be able to drive after recovery :-)

    You didn't say which part of your back is affected or the type of surgery you had?


    L5/S1 herniation Apr 2013
    nerve root injections Oct 2013
    L5/S1 discectomy Jan 2014
    L5/S1 nerve roo &, facet joint injections & edpidural Jan 2015
    L5/S1 revised discectomy, L4/L5 discectomy & Wallis Inswing Stabilisation L4/L5 May 1st 2015
    L4-S1 TLIF with decompression June 2017
  • I had the L5 disectomy. Unfortunately permanent nerve damage is nothing they mentioned to me prior to surgery. I went into surgery thinking they could fix my back abd that would 've the end of it
    With the pain increasing I am concerned that u had screwed up something else. Some days it takes all I have to go to work.
    All I ever here from my PM doctor is I have given you all the meds for nerves and there is nothing I can give you besides pain meds. So depressing!
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