[QUOTE=acl828]Has anyone at all had artificial disc replacement at L3? [COLOR=Red]NOPE[/COLOR]
Does anyone else have the following symptoms:
- Pain that is a slicing, raw, electrical pain down the left leg (stops at ankle)[COLOR=Red]YES[/COLOR]-
Pain in the right leg that is a burning in the thigh [COLOR=Red]YES[/COLOR]- Pain in the low back and left leg that, at night, feels like it's generating heat
and makes it difficult to get any rest - [COLOR=Red]RIGHT LEG[/COLOR]-
Off and on left leg weakness that makes walking extremely difficult, sometimes impossible [COLOR=Red]RIGHT LEG - BUT DITTO =)[/COLOR]
Pain that, oddly, is to the moon on rainy or cloudy days [COLOR=Red]YEP![/COLOR]-
Pain that starts in your low back, shoots across your butt and down your leg to the ankle that feels like someone yanked a knife down it. It is on the side of my leg and not the back. [COLOR=Red]BINGO[/COLOR]
Joints that "pop" a lot (ankles, knees, left hip) [COLOR=Red]AGAIN - RIGHT SIDE[/COLOR]
In order of worst to least, pain that comes from: sitting, standing, walking [COLOR=Red]MINE = SITTING - (HORRID), WALKING (MISERABLE), STANDING (BAD)[/COLOR]QUOTE]
Hey. are you my twin??
I'll trade you my left leg for your right leg?? My left hurts too, but my right is the worst. I had a fusion in December - it is "possibly not fusing"... last x-ray looked "not good" and have a miserable dr who has no clue what to do (trying aqua therapy and a pain dr. appt starting next week).... My personal guess is the fusion is bad, and I have a level above he never even looked at -- that needs help too.
So you are not alone... Have you had the ADR? Do you know if you can have adr on a disk (say L1) if you've had fusion at L3-4-5???
Best Wishes for a Low Pain Day