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Summerville, SC
A 41-year-old female asked:

Had l5-s1 tlif. now numbness in left leg.developed searing pain in leg, weakness and foot drop. ct and mri read leftward positioning of the l5-s1 intervertebral disc spacer, which encroaches into left neural forman. does this mean another surgery?

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Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Sounds likely: if the device has shifted, injections might be tried first. Be sure to discuss options with your surgeon.
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