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Herniated l4, l5, s1 - currently on 4 OxyContin 10mg a day, skelaxin (metaxalone) 800 2 x daily. In extreme pain lower back and left leg. Left leg remains numb?

Be seen. If you truly have a herniated disc and your leg is numb and painful and you are having to take that much medication; you might just want to see if you are a surgical candidate and get it fixed and move on with your life. 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 had l5-s1 spine fusion and a L4 foraminotomy in several months ago, is there a way to relieve back pain radiating down my left leg?

Several ways. Some of this depends on what part of the leg is affected and the underlying cause. Treatments include medicine, injection therapy, pt, spinal cord stimulation and further surgery. Read more...
Yes. Unless you are suffering from permanent nerve injury related to the problem you had recently treated, most pain radiating into the leg is treated well with medication, injections, or surgery (assuming a spine etiology). Once the exact location of the nerve compression is identified any number of interventions can help you. See a spine specialist to walk you through the work-up. Read more...
Post-surgical? Is this the same pain as pre-op? Or is it a new pain? Sounds like either the operation wasn't totally successful or a new problem has cropped up. Either way, see your surgeon for an opinion. Could be a new pinched nerve, a hardware issue with the fusion, or a nerve injury of some type. Is it getting better? Worse? Compare the pain to pre-op. Better or worse? All questions to discuss w/ ur surgeon. Read more...