What are symptoms of L4-L5 nerve impingement?
It's camperboy (formerly Davey K) back again.
First off, since I've been on the boards, I finally talked to my surgeon and PC doctor and the verdict seems to be to do a front/back fusion on my L5-S1 disc (had a micro-d last august that failed). The MRI also shows that the disc above it is also has deg. disc disease. I know the fusion will put extra pressure on it. I have been experiencing - besides the typical L5-S1 pain (pirifomis, back of thigh, outside of calf) burning sensations in the top inside of my thighs.
Is this a typical L4-L5 nerve pain? Cuz if it is, I may ask the surgeon to do a 2 level instead of just the 1.
Thanks as always, and I'll be reading all the threads I can from folks who have done an L5-S1 fusion to see everyone's experiences. But chime in if you've got something to add.
As always, thanks and speedy healing to all,
Last edited by camperboy; 08-23-2007 at 02:16 PM.