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I have had back pains for 7 years; I had a diskectomy in 2005 on the L5 L4. I had right leg pain prior to surgery, it is still there, getting worse and left leg is going numb half the time now. I have severe sciatica in lower right back into the hip and start about two inches over from the S1 L5, feels like a stick is being jabbed in that spot, pains rediate to the right buttocks, hip and down into the right calf and toes, jumps the thigh at times. This pain has increased since the surgery. The S1 and L5 is lumbarised, can any one look at these mri pics and tell me what could be causing all this. The L5 L4 vertebrae’s are touching in spots. I get different answers from the mri's from doctor to doctor. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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Mike


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replied July 2nd, 2009
Back Pain Answer A6891
Sorry Mike, the MRI pictures are not showing up on the website. Many back surgery's do not work 100%. This is called "failed back surgery", and can be caused by scar tissue formation in the surgical area, or something else causing the problem.

Positive findings on an MRI are not always symptom causers. Your continued low back pain may be due to: scar tissue formation, vitamin deficiency (specifically vitamin D), Sacroiliac joint dysfunction, inflammation of the nerve, piriformis syndrome, etc.

You may want to consider a consultation with a doctor of Chiropractic. Even though you have had a low back surgery you may still benefit from this type of therapy. Good luck!

Antonio Marotta, D.C.
Clifton Park Chiropractor


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replied July 4th, 2009
Hi Mike

I am sorry to hear about your problem. There is a solution to it...

I had painful Sciatica for 4 years and I was determined to find a cure without going to hospital. I then came across a program called Healing Codes. After doing the Healing Codes for 4 weeks the pain in my let had completely vanished. All You do is 5 different had postitions around the face for 6 mins 3 times a day for period 30 days with positive thoughts and deep breathing.... It feels a little strange but it WORKS!!!

What you can do now is for the next 30 days is stroll around in your garden or in the park barefoot. This is called grounding and does wonders for the whole body... you also sleep better too.

Let me know how you get on

All the best

Charles
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replied July 5th, 2009
Like the previous person stated, your pain could be caused by a number of different conditions. Anybody that has a diskectomy has an advanced risk or progressive disc degeneration. Advanced disc degeneration can cause facet syndromes and most importantly, a reduction in foramenal space which can compress nerves. You could also have compression as a result of scar tissue from the surgery. There could be many causes. Either way, you have no choice but to make the best with what you have left. Do things to increase the health of your discs - including hydration, stop smoking, supplementation including fish oils, lots of low-impact activity that does not inflame the disc. Ice often when you do inflame the disc. Movement is the spice of life and when you stop, your back with get worse.
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replied July 9th, 2009
Are you taking care of your feet? Foot problems can lead to back problems.
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replied September 12th, 2009
Hello. Ive been having lower back pain, in spine then to my lower abdomen. I feel acid rushing to my esophagus. Do you know what could be wrong? Then I was diagnosed with G.A.D.
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replied September 20th, 2009
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Hi, i to have failed back,and the pain was so bad!i was going nuts!! Talk about pain meds, i was the drug store.
all from a car accident, not my falt,but a 15 year who ran into my police car and crush me in side of it and
I had be cut out of the car,2 year in rehab, now can at least walk.. You got to bergan pain mangement on 30 century in raramus n.j. dr, rajokonis he has put a metronic pump inside of me and a cather in my entire spine.s that pumps small doses of morphine into your spine 24-7 and it only stays in your spine,and it get refills every 90 days,life is great now,no more pain pills just advell and live more conforable his number is 201 634 9000.my back is bad, but this was the only doctor help me to walk agan, i will never be normal,but the pain is now under my control not my bodys control.
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