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spinal fusion L4-S1

Had my surgery Aug. 2015 woke up the next day with severe pain in my back and left leg and foot. Was rushed in for a MRI and it showed that everything was fine. I had asked the doctor what was causing the pain in my left leg and foot and he stated that it was my nerves adjusting. My entire left side was numb and had pins and needles stinging everywhere. Left hospital after 5 days and after many return visits to the doctor my foot is still numb and has shooting pains that could wake the dead. Doctor said after 6 - 24 mouths you have what you have as far as the nerves go. Went to a neurosurgeon after having a mylegram and he said that the left nerve was cut and I would never have full use of my left leg and that my fusion had broke and that one of the screws is coming out of the bone.  So now I am fixing to have a 360 fusion and scared to death.


  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,385
    hello nascarfan #4 !
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