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I have a pain in the right side of my leg that developed after back surgery. What can I do to stop the pain?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Depends on what is

Causing the pain.
This oain could be due to a recurrent disc herniation or do to scar tissue formation which a contrast MRI can help to determine. Most of either reason will get better with time & non op care while the recurrent disc may require surgery the scar tissue reason does not & will most likely fail unless it is spinal cord stimulation. Otherwise, medications are indicated & epidurals.

In brief: Depends on what is

Causing the pain.
This oain could be due to a recurrent disc herniation or do to scar tissue formation which a contrast MRI can help to determine. Most of either reason will get better with time & non op care while the recurrent disc may require surgery the scar tissue reason does not & will most likely fail unless it is spinal cord stimulation. Otherwise, medications are indicated & epidurals.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: See your surgeon

New nerve pain after surgery should be evaluated early foe corectable causes especially if screws where inserted.
My opinion and practice

In brief: See your surgeon

New nerve pain after surgery should be evaluated early foe corectable causes especially if screws where inserted.
My opinion and practice
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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