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About 2 1/2 months ago I had my L5 fused to my S1 and a spacer placed between my L5 S1. After my fusion I began to recover but after about a month all of my nerve pain came back. The nerve pain is mostly in my left leg and I really feel it when it gets to my ankle and goes to my toes. My left leg always goes numb whether I’m doing something or just sitting around. My doc sent me out for blood work and an ultra sound and ruled out blood clots and an infection. I feel like the pain is getting worse everyday and nothing stops it. I had an MRI done the other day but have to wait until the 22nd to get the report back. I wish I knew how to post a picture because I have the MRI disc with me. I was wondering if anyone else has had this much nerve pain after a fusion?
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replied April 22nd, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
It occurs due to discitis or inflammation in the operated area.Wait for MRI report. You can take pain killer like lornoxicam till the availability of report.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care

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