What to do if I had back surgery 10 months ago I'm in a lot of pain can you please explain my l4/l5 & l5/s1 MRI report to me?

Spine Pain Options. This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection.

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What are cures for chronic nerve pain caused by back surgery scar tissue pressing on the nerves. L4, l5, l5, s1?

If all other causes . Have been ruled out then time and medication can help along with various pain management techniques ranging from injections to a spinal cord stimulator. Read more...

I'm having pain in my lower left side mainly when I lay down. Had back surgery 4yrs ago l4, l5, S1, could this cause my pain? Can a bad mattress causeit

Yes, need evaluation. A bad mattress, muscle spasm and adjacent level disease are just a few of the possibilities so you should be thoroughly evaluated. I recommend you see your spine surgeon again and updated imaging and more PT may be the next step. Keep us updated. . Read more...

I have disuse atrophy in my right leg, and foot, due to nerve damage in l4/l5 s1.Had a failed back surgery 02'13. Will I lose ability to walk one day?

Varies. It could potentially still improve. If you have not had it, I would recommend an NCV and EMG test just to make sure there is nothing else contributing to your condition that may be treatable; for example peroneal nerve impingement at the fibular head. Read more...

I have pain only in my feet. Had MRI of Lumbar shows L5-S1 broad disc buldge and l4-l5. Have had pain for 18+ months. Meds don't help. Surgery?

Foot pain. We should be looking for a source of pain in your distal leg and feet rather than in the spine. You may want to see a specialist in neurology or physiatry or even podiatry. Surgery would only be done to correct an anatomic abnormality that produces symptoms. Read more...
TARSAL TUNNEL? If only in the feet, maybe you have something called "tarsal tunnel syndrome."It's like carpal tunnel in the wrist. A podiatrist can treat this, but will probably need a neurologist who can order a test to see how well the nerve is working. It's called a NCV test. Sincerely, Dr. Latva. Read more...

Lumbar MRI showed N impingement @ L5-S1 & poss surgery'd be microdiscectomy to remove extruded part w/ min recovery. Now symptoms indicate L3-L4 impingement too. How would this change poss surgery/recovery?

Include L3-4 too. Surgery could possibly be extended to include L3-4 as well as L5-S1 microdiskectomy; same surgery, just 2 levels rather than 1. Recovery would be slightly more painful, slightly longer, otherwise same plan & prognosis for recovery. Good luck! Read more...
Back surgery. You need to ask your surgeon, however if MRI was fairly recent and showed no problems at L3/L4 then answer probably no change. Pain could be from the extruded fragment migrating slightly and/or inflammation. If you were to have additional disc problems at L3/L4 then surgery somewhat lengthened but really shouldn't affect recovery much. . Read more...

I've had 2 back surgeries- a microdiscectomy at L5/S1 & L4/L5. I've got scar tissue & am still in pain. I use TENS, inversion, PT, Neurontin, Norco, Cymbalta, and am trying injections. Any new ideas/tx for me to try? I'm only 23 & I feel like I'm 80.

Adhesiolysis. Cassara 1st NO more surgeries on your back . FInd an Anesthesiologist in your area who will do a minimal risk type of epidural injection BUT without steroids . This injection is called lysis of adhesions or Adhesiolysis with a medicine called "Hyaluronidase". This injection will break up the scar tissue that has entrapped the nerves in your back. It must be performed with physical therapy. Read more...
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