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nero can't find cause for back and leg pain any help

Started by mike42 on 12/09/2010 12:26am

back doctor i've been seeing for 2 years now says need back surgery to fix fractured l5 s1 and scoliosis he sent me to san antonio to speak with surgeon who sent me for bone scan and nerve test dr at nero was no help says evrything looks normal can't find cause of leg pain and numbness surgeon says surgery won't make pain go away any one else evr have this l5 s1 fracture and low back swelling and leg pain ive been in pain since accident april 2008

can't pick up my kids or get close to my wife because of this pain nned to find out what the out come of having surgery maybe lossing faith in our medical providers 2 say surgery say yes you need it asap others blow it of as your just getting old i'm 42 never had back pain before the accident worked railroad construction so was use to heavy lifting know i can barely pick up a gallon of milk

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what kind of surgery do they propose?

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what kind of surgery do they propose?

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Did they do an CT scan, that would show up better then X-Rays and MRI. I am a Lab technician and have a fracture at L3. I have leg pain in both legs and weakness/numbness. I have had many docs say I need surgery and some say no.The one orthopedic surgeon I liked and went to suggested doing pain management if I didnt want to lose mobility or range of motion. Who do you believe right? Right know Im seeing a chiropractor which seems to help alot. He puts me on the electrical stimulator and ice. Then works me very slowly. They say first try PT and chiropractor, then if you get no relief then start thinking about suregery. I have a co-worker tell me her dad had multpile fractures and operations on his fractures and couldnt even tie his own shoes due to his back pain and was dependent on morphine. He went to a acupunctures who mixes acupuncture and modern medicine and after like 10 sessions was able to tie his own shoes and was off the morphine. Hope this helps. I know it sounds wierd but hey try all your options I say. I think trying to move and stretch constantly will help. Maybe some PT in a pool

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