1 yr post PLIF on l4-l5 still have lower back pain and not fused. I've have cold water sensation now constantly on my sacral area. What is that? Tx

Suspect nerve irrita. is not completely clear but you may be having neurologic irritation related in part to your surgery. These are lower nerves not in the surgical area that might be responsible for this pain. You need to ask your physician to have you see a neurologist to see if this can be clarified.

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When evaluating lower back pain, can radicular pain on left affect right butt, hip & hamstring when there is a problem with L4, L5 and sacrum?

Left Radicular Pain. Left side radicular symptoms won't cause right side symptoms. Radicular implies that specific nerves are involved (example: left L5 and S1 radicular symptoms can cause side of the left leg and back of left leg pain-sometimes all the way into the left foot.). You have the same set of nerves on the opposite (right) side which could cause the same symptoms-depends on what that path is at L4/5 & L5/S1. Read more...

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Sore topic! Back surgery helps in many cases, but certainly falls shy of expected results more often than not! hope it gets better! Read more...
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Veins in my l4&l5 pinched my spinal cord in pregn. Right leg is still numb 2yrs later. Lower back pain, feels like crushing&grinding. Long term affects?

Need to evaluate. This should not have persisted so long. Your description is consistent with nerve compression in your lower back causing a lumbosacral radiculopathy. Whether this is due to aberrant blood vessels or a disc herniation needs to be discovered. An MRI and an EMG should help. See your doctor and get this answered and treated. Read more...
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