my boyfriend was diagnoised with degenerative disk disease and had a lumbar disectomy on his l3, l4, and l5 disks at age 20 2 1/2 years ago. he has been having problems again but on his right side this time. it's the same as before, shooting pain down his leg and butt.his doctor has had him going to physical therepy but, like the last time he had problems, it seems to be making his pain worse. he has been prescribed vicodin but its not helping much at all. also lately he has had lack of warmth in his feet. the doctor has said that his circulation is very good, however his body, feet included, can be sweating and his feet are still ice chunks, even when he wears numerous layers of clothing on his feet and legs. also the coldness seems to be slowly progressing up his legs, now just starting to do this in his ankles as well. i was wondering if his doctor may be incorrect and if this problem could just be his circulation, or could this be something due to his back pain?
I am a 34 year old male who hade a neck fushion.My low back is broke at this time waiting on sergery.Is this the same docter he had do hid do his first operation?I would sugest going for a second opinion.you could be correct do to the swelling in his back at times.This could pentch off or slow down the flow of blood.When swelling goes down his boold flow is fine.This might make the Docter think its ok.Go get a second opinion.Your boyfriend will know his body better than any docter.
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