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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...

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. 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...

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...

2 back surgeries in ~1 month. Wondering if increased [email protected] from overdoing it could cause severe burning/cramping pain behind knee, in calf/ankle, & thigh? Have to lie down & hard to walk/sit.

Yes. Overdoing so soon after back surgery can cause nerve irritation which will result in symptoms the you descibed. You have to take frequent break and lie down to get relief. Good Luck. Read more...
This may be related . to anyone of several possible causes. Sometimes, even though the nerve that may have had some compression on it does not immediately respond to surgery or if you had surgery especially 2 so close that just manipulation of nerve may cause inflammation . Also one has to make sure you did not develop a blood clot in leg post op. You should discuss this with your surgeon. Scar tissue can form now. Read more...
Lumbar pain . It seems like you have lumbar radiculopathy. ( pain caused by irritation of S1 nerve roots) . L5/S1 disc can definitely cause this. To better answer the question I would need more details. Shoot me an email at [email protected] Would be happy to help. . 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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