Just signed up. Am a big believer in these fourms. Have been a member of the CES (Cauda Equina Syndrome) group for years.
My question is that post 2001 fussion surgery, the pain I have not been able to deal with at accpetable levels is rectal pain and pain in my right ankle and foot. More recenlty daily migranes that med's seem to take care of. Have been told all this comes from the complete compression of the thecal sac 4 days prior to surgery. Yes, the doc should have done the surgery right away but didn't.
A current MRI shows dural ectasia at L-4-5 in the supeior right lateral recess as well as a lobulated seroma 2.6 x 3.4 x 4.1 cm.
I have done internet research on both and there seems to be no good answer except pm. I have seen some suggest drainage of the seroma.
Anyone out there with similar porblems and or had corrective action to address. other than pain med's.