A 54-year-old male asked:
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i am 1 year post op after a l4-l5 fusion. i am experiencing still a numb left butt and with stitching pains running down my left leg into my small toe. i am under pain medicine but is still unconfortable. how long will i still experience this pain?

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Dr. Zachary Veres
18 years experience Family Medicine
Lumbar radiculopathy: Unfortunately this may end up being a long term problem with the type of surgery you had. I would try to follow up with the surgeon and get a repeat MRI to see what can be done
Answered on Jul 15, 2020

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