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    Old 01-21-2021, 03:37 PM   #1
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    Back, legs & feet pain & numbness

    Was having numbness and pain in both legs and feet. In Aug 2019 had a L4-L5 decompression. My symptoms went away for about 6 weeks then the symptoms came back worse than before surgery in December 2019 had a L4-L5 fusion symptoms went away for about 8 weeks then came back and Iím still numb and in pain in both legs and feet. My doctor told me he does not know why and has said thereís nothing else he can do. He acts like Iím the only person on earth with these symptoms. I canít find another doctor that will even see me or look at my records. One doctor even told me I would have to go to another state to get a doctor to see me and give me a second opinion. Anybody else having these symptoms after lumber surgery?

     
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    Old 01-21-2021, 05:00 PM   #2
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    What kind of surgeon did you use: ortho or neuro?

     
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    Old 01-21-2021, 05:10 PM   #3
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    He is a ortho.

     
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    Old 01-22-2021, 04:24 AM   #4
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    Re: Back, legs & feet pain & numbness

    If you can, I would see a neuro

     
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    Old 01-23-2021, 06:28 AM   #5
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    Re: Back, legs & feet pain & numbness

    Iíve been trying to find one but itís hard to find another doctor to even look at my records and MRIs One neurosurgeon even told me I would have to go to another state to find a doctor

     
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    Old 01-23-2021, 06:38 AM   #6
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    That should never happen. That is so wrong. Are you making the appt as a second opinion? I would just do it as a new patient and then show up with your records....or is your town too small to get away with that? Luckily I live in a town with a major medical center and school.

     
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    Old 01-23-2021, 06:48 AM   #7
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    I have told them that my doctor has released me and told me there’s nothing else he can do. I guess I will have to start looking in Georgia or Alabama to see if I can find someone.

     
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    Old 01-23-2021, 02:31 PM   #8
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    UAB - lots of good neuros there...

     
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    Old 01-24-2021, 06:07 AM   #9
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    Thank you I’ll look into it. I have a new primary care doctor and he is also going to try and find someone.

     
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