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Old 10-05-2004, 01:46 PM   #1
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L3-4 Symptoms

Does anyone have info on what symptoms the l3-4 herniated disc would cause?

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Old 10-05-2004, 03:27 PM   #2
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Re: L3-4 Symptoms

How do you know that you have a herniation and what are your symtoms? Could be pain, could be nothing. Discs herniate with age. More specific please

Old 10-05-2004, 04:50 PM   #3
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Re: L3-4 Symptoms

If you search up a dermatome map, you will see the areas most likely to be affected by L 3/4 problems. You should know, however, that there can be a fair amount of uncertainty because of the various ways and places a disk or other spinal anatomy may impinge on a nerve.


Old 10-05-2004, 09:07 PM   #4
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I have already had a laminectomy at l3-4 around 8 years ago, then I had a fusion on L4-5 with hardware on 6/30/04. The problems from the disc at 4-5 are very much improved, but I developed severe lt hip pain and pain across my thigh. I have a CT scan on Friday to see what is going on..But I am wondering if the fusion caused pressure on the already surgically altered L3-4 and that is what is now happening. The doctors office said they are to see me right after my ct scan and to bring my films straight over..That makes me very nervous.

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Old 10-06-2004, 01:46 PM   #5
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Re: L3-4 Symptoms

I have a herniated disc at L4/5
so i hope this helps you

the symptoms are, lower back pain, electric type pain in legs.
tingly toes.

Old 10-07-2004, 05:14 AM   #6
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Re: L3-4 Symptoms

My spine specialist wouldn't do a laminectomy without doing a fusion.

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Re: L3-4 Symptoms

For me it was pain down the leg that was unbearable. I refused a fusion as I have osteroporosis and was afraid the hardware would fail.

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