Pain Numbness and electrical current feelings in right lower leg and foot after spinal fusion
I am 5 weeks post l5s1 spinal fusion. I began with these symptoms about a week after surgery. My dr sent my for a nerve conduction study and emg test last week, which he said showed some l5 nerve damage, but didn't go into any in depth discussion.....almost just brushed over it. I had been taking Neurontin, but did not help. I am now waiting for my insurance co to approve Lyrica. In the meantime, this is driving me crazy! I know the best thing I can be doing is walking to help my back, but can hardly make it to the bathroom and back without extreme pain. I think the electrical impulses that I am getting are the worst.......sometimes so strong they make me jump. Anyone else having or had anything like this? Looking forward to hearing from you all.