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back problems and electric feeling spasms

Started by krautnuts on 07/28/2010 5:37pm

I had an L5-S1 fusion like 5 years ago. since then i have been having severe pain in my back, and buttocks. I also have been having these spasms i cannot control. it looks like i have a seizure just in my arms and legs and that is painful when it ends. it feels like electric going through just my extremities. has anyone ever had this or know what it is? no doctor can figure this out and i cant take it anymore.

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Krautnuts:

Have you seen a neurosurgeon? 'Cause it sounds like nerve pain. I have a lot of nerve damage from a tumor that was removed in 1988, and I get that same pain in my lower back and buttocks and in my groin area. Oh, what fun! Anyway I would definitely see a neurosurgeon who will probably want you to have an MRI, unless you've had one recently.

Good luck and let us know what you find.

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krautnuts,

I know exactly what you are going through, but hopefully your news will be better than mine. First thing you need to do is see a neurologist and get an MRI of your entire spine. My numbness is just in my arms, but the electrical charge is from head to toe.

I was supposed to have an EMG done yesterday but they called it off because of what my cervical MRI showed. My MRI shows "focal irregular shape bone marrow abnormality involving the base of C2 vertebral body. Exact etiology not determined but findings not typical for benign hemangioma."

I am being referred to a neurosurgeon in Iowa City and was told to get my blood work done NOW. I got my blood work done the very next morning after the nurse called, she wouldn't tell me what the MRI showed, nor did the dr tell her except that it was a major abnormality. I went over to radiology and got a copy so I could see what doctor wasn't telling anyone. I see what the major abnormality is now and I'm scared &*^$less. I have to wait for the neursugeon's office to call me and I hate having to wait on anyone to do things for me, especially setting up appointments.

I don't mean to scare you, but in your case it could be nothing major or it could be serious. DON'T WAIT...get in to see someone as soon as you can. I thought mine was because of my meds and didn't think much of it after a while....it just became annoying and I stopped realizing it was there, especially because my lumbar spine is always bothering me and taking over with pain and weakness.

Please keep us informed and get in to a neurologist now!

Best wishes,

Wendi

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Hi Krautnuts.
You have problem with nerve see chiropractor avoid open back surgery, can be worse.
Take ibuprofen, aspirin, reduce inflammation it will take weeaks not days. Do not trust any surgeon.
I suffering more after surgery then before. Good luck

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Hi Krautnuts.
You have problem with nerve see chiropractor avoid open back surgery, can be worse.
Take ibuprofen, aspirin, reduce inflammation it will take weeaks not days. Do not trust any surgeon.
I suffering more after surgery then before. Good luck

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