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    Old 01-07-2017, 04:32 PM   #1
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    low back hip/thigh pain

    I am 3 months post L2-L3 surgery had 2 rods go from pelvis to L2 disc so I am fused from S1-L2 surgery took the pain from my foot and numbness from my leg. but have now numbness left side back w/pain so dr sent me to therapy inwhich I had a pop in my low back bringing increased pain and therapy is not helping so I just had a Myelogram/cat scan yesterday. I have horrible Hip pain/Thigh pain can't set or stand still on a walker

     
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    Old 01-08-2017, 09:32 AM   #2
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    Re: low back hip/thigh pain

    Sounds like you need to wait for the results of the CT scan. After my fusion from L3 to S1 I was not able to do physical therapy at three months. My surgeon was determined that I not aggravate the sciatic nerve, so I began PT several times and stopped at the hint of any pain. At this rate it took me 18 months to fully recover.

    I never used a walker beyond the first four days though. Have you had the hip/thigh pain all 3 months since surgery or is this a new symptom?

     
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    Old 01-11-2017, 03:17 PM   #3
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    Sounds like you need to wait for the results of the CT scan. After my fusion from L3 to S1 I was not able to do physical therapy at three months. My surgeon was determined that I not aggravate the sciatic nerve, so I began PT several times and stopped at the hint of any pain. At this rate it took me 18 months to fully recover.

    I never used a walker beyond the first four days though. Have you had the hip/thigh pain all 3 months since surgery or is this a new symptom?

    Yes right much of this is new, some of the thigh pain is new all low back pain is new

     
    Old 01-11-2017, 05:09 PM   #4
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    Re: low back hip/thigh pain

    I should have asked more questions as I am still confused. Did you have a previous fusion of the lower lumbar before this recent surgery to fuse L2-3? If nothing was revised in the lower lumbar area, I don't see any reason why you would have hip pain and low back pain that is new.

    Is your incision on your back or could it be done with micro surgery?

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    Old 01-14-2017, 01:01 PM   #5
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    I should have asked more questions as I am still confused. Did you have a previous fusion of the lower lumbar before this recent surgery to fuse L2-3? If nothing was revised in the lower lumbar area, I don't see any reason why you would have hip pain and low back pain that is new.

    Is your incision on your back or could it be down with micro surgery?
    LUMBAR CT-MYELOGRAM:
    Postsurgical changes of L2-biiliac posterior instrumented fusion with no evidence of hardware complication. Redemonstrated partially imaged spinal cord stimulator with leads extending into the lower thoracic spinal canal. Unchanged hyperdense cement material within the L2 vertebral body. Lumbar spine alignment appears within normal limits. Vertebral body heights appear maintained, unchanged from prior. Visualized soft tissues are unremarkable.

    L1-2: No significant central canal or neural foraminal stenosis.

    L2-3: Status post posterior decompression. No significant central canal or neural foraminal stenosis.

    L3-4: Status post posterior decompression. Endplate spurring eccentric to the right causing mild right neural foraminal stenosis. No significant central canal or left neural foraminal stenosis.

    L4-5: No significant central canal or neural foraminal stenosis.

    L5-S1: No significant central canal or neural foraminal stenosis.

     
    Old 01-14-2017, 07:44 PM   #6
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    Re: low back hip/thigh pain

    yes incision is in my back, cut all way up

     
    Old 01-14-2017, 08:56 PM   #7
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    Re: low back hip/thigh pain

    There is a spinal cord stimulator in the thoracic spine?

     
    Old 01-15-2017, 10:55 AM   #8
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    yes stim wire in Thoracic

     
    Old 01-16-2017, 06:27 AM   #9
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    fuse from S1-L2

     
    Old 01-17-2017, 07:05 AM   #10
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    Re: low back hip/thigh pain

    You may be having some sacroiliac joint issues due to the long immobilized area above. Or it may be that adding on to the fusion has changed your posture, structural alignment and gait, and now different muscles and soft tissue are being called upon.

    I think you will just have to try to slowly try to strengthen core and back muscles, keep walking to keep legs strong and to gradually build up stamina, etc.

    You now know from the MRI that there isn't something new that has popped up, so I think you just have to give yourself six months to let the new fusion heal and then see where you are.

     
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