Hilton Head Island, SC
A 81-year-old female asked:
Pain in both thighs 5 mos after spinal fusion in s1 l4 . inject l3 4 only answer. ?inject there failed before operation.
1 doctor answer • 5 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Shimanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Maybe: Unfortunately, spinal fusions are not as predictable as one would like. Usually a fusion is performed secondary to instability, or secondary to the need for a decompression of the nerves, potentially leading to instability. While the goal is improvement of the pain, there are usually residual discomforts, including thigh pains. Also, the fusion may put additional stress on the level above.
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Dr. Mark Weston commented
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Or si joints
Apr 10, 2013
Dr. Douglas Linville II commented
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Hey, what about your hip joints? Most common cause of thigh pain stopping at the knees. Too many of my patients come and have NEVER had hip xrays or exam.
Apr 10, 2013
Last updated May 31, 2013
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