Cervical Myelopathy w/burning Leg pain
I have reasearched this, but wondered if anyone else had this, or info about this. I had onset of right leg burning nerve pain in Nov 2008. After MRI's neck and back and because of classic myelopathy symptoms--left hand clumsiness, left leg and hand spasticity, clonus, leg hyperreflexia,left leg weakness the conclusion to do a cervical decompression with fusion--this done on 3/24.
Was started on low dose neurontin (my request since drug sensitive)-no change in leg burning. I feel this is related to gravity (loading on my spine) and also positioning--neck movement--
Asked anesthesiologist to not have my neck in hyperextension during surgery--certain this was done because I woke up with severe burning leg pain not alleviated by the morphine (post surgery). The level of pain in my leg is reduced to pre op levels.
Have not gotten a clear answer--they look at me now like I am crazy. Am told the surgery is preventative, not necessarily curative--which is the bummer.
Is the burning leg pain related to spinal cord injury--I do have myelomalacia--softening of the cord--will that potentially heal? Could it be the posterior ligament buckling into the spinal cord--if so, what do they do for that?
Otherwise my post op has been going very well. Does anyone else have these symptoms, or know of a solution?
Thanks and best of luck to all on this forum
Last edited by Lynnetter; 04-23-2009 at 01:00 PM.