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Old 03-25-2011, 10:59 PM   #1
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Leg pain!!!

Newbie here looking for some answers!
I had fusion/decompression of L4/L5 Sept 28, 10 and am still taking Hydrocodone and muscle relaxer to help with the deep aching in my legs. Doc says my fusion looks good and there are no other problems. Whew!! Just this horrible aching! How long does this last? Am I just being impatient?

 
Old 03-26-2011, 01:00 PM   #2
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Re: Leg pain!!!

The answer to your question depends on a lot on why the surgery was done? Did you have any nerve compression? If so, those nerves can sometimes take months to get over trauma....and if they were pinched too long, that can become permanent.

Does the pain get better or worse depending on what you are doing? Has your doctor tried any medications for nerve pain? Have you had a new MRI to find out if there are any other problems developing?

Hope to hear soon as to how you are doing. I will check to see if you have any answers to the questions I asked, and hope that I will be able to help you.

Carol
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cervical fusion...2 levels
medtronic pain pump implanted
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