7 years on and it feels like it is beginning all over again... or am I going mad
Sept 2005 I had a discetomy and stenosis. 3 months later all the pain came back and jul 06 I had a fusion on l3 -l5. every since my surgery I have suffered with my hips, however the last few months this has escalated. Where as before I only had right leg affected, pain, numbness, pins and needles, heat flashes. It now seems to have moved to my left leg... all the same symptoms. It is not as bad as before but still really wearing me down. The pain in my back itself is a lot lower than before, just above my coccyx, more like a numb ache. But my legs are what is troubling me. My hips feel like they are being compressed and my sensitivity is disappearing.I have seen my GP and she could not get a reflex reaction in either ankles or knees. What does that mean? I am waiting for a referral back to the surgeon who operated on me before for assessment but am getting really concerned. I cant see how the original fusion has failed after this length of time and cant work out if I should be worried or not. has anyone else had problems so far down the line? I spoke with a friend of a friend who is a spinal nurse and she was surprised that my S1 was not included in the fusion, is that normal?