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Bertolotti's syndrome

I am 35 y andI have Bertolotti's syndrome (  it is congenital megaapophysis L5. ) When i was 30 I started to have leg pain and lumbago. About 1 year ago my neuro made a ressection of megaapophysis . I dont have lumbar pain any more but i started To have Fasciculation in both legs and neurophatic claudication When i walk 1 mile. My surgeon wants To make a discompretion and fusionate my L5s1. I want To know if the Fasciculation ends it i do a surgery? Thank you
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1711789 tn?1361308007
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Hi there!

Well, symptomatic cases may require surgical management for symptomatic relief; though other possible causes of claudication and fasciculations such as vascular issues, muscular cause etc. would need to be ruled out. I would suggest discussing the situation and the management plan in detail with your treating neurologist.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
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Thank You for Your attention. I will follow your advice.  
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I'm trying to locate a Surgeon that is knowledgeable about Bertolotti's. I know of Surgeons of the West coast, but was looking closer to NC. I appreciate any help I can get. Regards.
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