I have a L4/5 bilateral par interarticularis defect, Grade 2 anterolisthesis, and a moderate narrowing of the neuroforamina bilaterally with minimal lateral recess inpingement bilaterally. Additionally, it was noted that I have a small hemangioma on the L2. My Orthopedice surgeon did not mention this to me but it was noted in my MRI report. I am having tons of issues including: Severe constipation, Leg burning, pins and needles and numbness on both legs. Additionally, my leg hand will get pins and needles then go numb. I am also having all kinds of stabbing and shooting pains in my back as well as the feeling like my nerves are being torn(like a burning/stabbing/shooting) pain in my back as well as in the abdominal region. My back feels like it is on fire (hot) most of the time, I assume from inflammation since it was noted in the MRI that I have subcutaneous edem in the spine posteriorly. First, I asked the Doctor if the back problems were causing constipation and he stated they were not. I've read on different sites that it would cause constipation. Second, should I be concerned with the hemangioma? I understand it to be a benign tumor on the L2 but could that be also causing the pains in my back and other places? I called the Dr. to ask whether or not I should be concerned with teh hemanigoma and he did not call back. I go in for a lumbar fusion with decompressionand interbody on sept 28. I am wondering if I should be seeing a neurologist? If the hemangioma should be removed while in doing other things on the 28th. I am concerned as my 11 yr old nephew has histocytosis X and lytic lesions on his spine, shoulder, and skull. They are aggessive benign tumors that literally destroy bone.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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