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back & leg pain

I have had three back surgeries, 1 laminctomy 2 lumbar fusions I have plates and screws in L2 L3 L4. I still have pain in my lower back. I have pain in my legs? nite and day. When you cut the back does it affect the nerves to legs
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Hi there!

Well, back issues could affect the nerves that supply the other parts of the body such as legs; while the symptoms could result from inflammation, residual nerve compression, further degeneration etc. In inoperable/ incurable cases, pain management would be a suitable option. I would suggest considering a review with your treating doctor and possibly considering an evaluation by a pain management specialist for suggestion of an appropriate management plan.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
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