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numbness and unintentional weight loss after lumbar surgery and fusion
I had lumbar spinal surgery L5 and fusion of same almost 9 months ago. The original pain is gone and actually this was the second surgery I had, the first was late 2009 at the same area but no fusion at that time. I lost about 18 pounds immediately after the surgery and to date I have lost a total of 24 pounds and it seems that its mainly around my hips and buttocks. I also have a lot of numbness around that area and pain down my left leg and more at the knee area - the pain seems to be throughout my leg bone. I have reported it to a few doctors but everyone is giving me the same answer which is that it is from the nerve pain I had before surgery from the herniated disc and that it will take time to be better. What are your thoughts on this?
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