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L5s1 and L4 5 two laminectomy's fusion both levels

Started by 284100858598034... on 05/22/2016 6:46pm

Have had nine operations on this area of my back . I have a pain management pump implanted I receive 2.2 mls a day interathecal my problem is I'm beginning to have neurophy in my feet both tingling and spot numbness in toes and feet, I can't move my toes the way I used to sometimes pain sharp pain , I'm not diabetic they have tested me throughly. The doctors kind of act like big deal of course these are VA doctors. My pain other than my feet is a 2-3 range should I be happy and accept my feet are getting weird.

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Hi there
I'm experiencing something similar with my left foot my doctor has said it's definitely to do with my back ..I'm seeing the doctor for my back on the 13th of June hopefully il know what's causing it for sure .could you have herniated a disc again ?

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Hi there
I'm experiencing something similar with my left foot my doctor has said it's definitely to do with my back ..I'm seeing the doctor for my back on the 13th of June hopefully il know what's causing it for sure .could you have herniated a disc again ?

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Hi Jerry,
Sorry to hear you are having the bilateral feet neuropathy/weakness. How long ago was your two level fusion? I have had two surgeries on the same levels (laminectomy/discectomy) and now after nine years of doing quite well, about 6 months ago I started having pain, numbness, tingling, & weakness in my right leg/foot. I have had to stop working. I have seen two specialists and both recommend a third surgery, although they do not agree completely on surgical approach, a two level fusion (same levels as you had) has been recommended. I can't imagine nine back surgeries like you have had to endure, the thought of a third back surgery has me wanting to run for the hills (if only I could!). I know I am weighing this decision, and how agreesive to be with treatment, very VERY carefully . Good Luck.

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Tingling and numbness sound like a pinched nerve. Cal dr May be its the catheter machine he put in is pressing on nerves going down your leg or the problem could be advancing

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