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Problems with nerves before and after back fusion.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 11, 2015
  • 03:52 AM

Early last year I ran over a piece of wood while operating a stand up forklift and when the lift slammed down I had a massive spasm in my upper left buttock area that cause me to buckle at the knees. I had never experienced anything like it before but since that time I would have the spasms every time I spent a shift in the lift and they would get worse each time and would be triggered easier each time. As time went by my left buttock area became un comfortable to sit on and my left leg became heavy feeling with strange sensations on the top of my thigh as well as being very sensitive to the touch. Stairs also became hard to climb and my foot felt slightly numb and tingling.

After a year of two doctors and countless mri's and other tests I had my l4, l5 and l5, S1 discs fused. Since the surgery which was this past February I now have sexual dysfunction, a very numb left buttock which although numb hurts, pain after bowel movement, constipation with loose bowels, heavy leg, problems urinating, constant pressure in left buttock which also feels swollen. Can't walk without the buttock pressure getting worse, numb behind thigh and calf muscle, stiff ankle and the bottom of my foot feels rock hard and hurts to the point I dont want to wear shoes.

My doctor says its my l5 S1 nerve roots which can take over a year to heal but 7 months have passed and I have no improvement other than the top of my thigh is not super sensative any more. Thoughts anyone?

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