Failure Back surgery by surgeon T Goradia
!!! Post operative root level L5 radiculopathy and foot drop
After two weeks of paine in the leg and less in the back in April 2009 I had lumbar laminectomy to remove a disk fragment impingement of L5.
After surgery I have foot drop, numbness and weakness in my leg. I experience burning pain and 'radio wave' sensation in my back and leg that I did not have nevere before These symptoms are gradually increasing in severity and frequency over time, since the surgery,I start fill radiowaves in my second leg
EMG test performed on 5/19/2010 showed: no response and reduced amplitude in peroneal motor nerve, and prolonged distal onset latency and reduced amplitude in tibial motor nerve consistent with severe chronic left L5 lumbar AP root level lesion.
My treatment postoperatively has been focused on managing the symptoms with gabapentine, anti-inflammatory and pain medication. I am wearing an ankle-foot arthosis to help with balance and walking.
Rehab. doct said i need a time now only pray, I asked referral to neurologist who specialized in nerve damage my doctor said I do not need and let me see only neurology doctor. She said i will have this pain for the rest of my life and suggest new drug.
There are posibal some treatment in my situation or how can i stop progress this horrible condition? Thank you for reading long story actually I drop off many things to make shorter my sad story my e firstname.lastname@example.org