A 25-year-old female asked:
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i had an xstop placed in my lower spine 2 years ago . i now get a popping noise in my back and my right leg goes numb, should i be concerned?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: If the numbness is new to you i would be concern.
Answered on Jan 15, 2013
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Only because I am: Wondering why a device designed for spinal stenosis treatment generally in a population over age 60 was placed in 23 year old. These have been known to displace so see a spine surgeon.
Answered on Jan 10, 2013
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Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: You most likely have an irritation of a nerve root. You should see your spinal surgeon for evaluation.
Answered on Jun 14, 2014
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