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Pain on right side of leg and drop foot.

Started by 173052036722103... on 08/05/2016 12:47am

I have had three back surgeries since May 2015. The last one was May 2016. Since then I have had pain in my right leg starting at the hip and going down the outside of leg to ankle. I am doing PT for drop foot and it is doing better. My main complaint is the pain. I have to use a walker. The doctor said it was nerve pain and would get better. It's been almost three months and still hurts. Am I being inpatient or could this be permanent. I have no quality of life. Anyone have or had simular problems?

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I have a lot of nerve pain due to stenosis in lumbar.
(No surgery - yet).
Have you asked about Neuronton (gabapentin)?
I have to take at least 600 mg 3x a day to notice
any help.
Max dose is 3600 mg/day.


I too have drop foot and RT side pain down to toes. I had a L4-L5 Lamenectomy both R & L side for bone impingement. One month after surgery in Sep. 2015 extreme pain started in RT back down thru hip and RT leg to toe. Had numbness, tingling, shooting pains and 24/7 aching. Have now progressed to leg spasms and cramps so bad that my RT leg looks like a rope tied in knots. Taking 10-325 Perks 4 times daily with no relief. Spine surgeon says it is due to massive scar tissue that is about 3″ long on spine from L4-S1. I had the caudal lysis of adhesions with saline, hyalurondase, laticane, and steriods injection. No help for a whole month after. then got direct injections into the scar tissue at L4, L5, and S1. Still no help. Now scheduling lots of appointments with surgeons. First one wants me to go on medical marijuana and says that there is no surgery or any other thing that will ever help me. I kept a positive attitude that when they say no help or hoe means that they are scarred to touch me now. Saw my last surgeon yesterday and he said that he can go in with an endoscope and remove as much tissue as possible and that if performed 2 times 2 months apart with special PT inbetween it will eliminate at least 70% of pain. This is the last stand I have cause my body rejected the stimulator implant that I tried for 7 days. Please everyone be persistant and think positive no matter how bad it hurts you physically or mentally. I am a US Marine Corps Veteran and I will fight to the end. Semper Fi