Hi all! I had a double-fusion L4-L5 & S1 at the end of May this year. Prior to my surgery, I had my left leg burning 24/7. Now I have noticed that my right leg as well as my left leg burns 24/7. I waited 2 years for the surgery, did I wait too long for permanant nerve damage? I wonder.
Went for X-Rays two weeks ago, because I actually fell on my back-hard, what a dufus I was. Ouch more now than before.The X-Ray shows disc flattening in the L4-5 region with Hypertrophic facet sclerosis in L3 through S1.
It also shows a slight lumbar curvature with leftward apex at L1-2.
Did something happen when I fell? I have to go back to my surgeon in November, meanwhile my Pain clinic doc (knowing I fell and I hurt more) lowered my breakthrough medicine to only 4/day, what a jerk!. So now I am suffering major and my long-acting medicine just isn't cutting the mustard. I am a young 50 year old female who has physically worked hard all my life up until 2 1/2 years ago.
Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated-Take Care !