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Forum Name: Spinal problems and back pain
Question: pain 6 months post spinal fusion
|beckyp1997 - Sun Oct 21, 2007 8:42 pm||
Hi I am a 31 year old female I had a lumbar spinal fusion 6 months ago(L1 S5) I fell at work 5 days ago and the doctor took an xray and said everything was ok but, I have bad pain in my back and I have left leg pain. I t seems like the doctors a just ignoring my complaints. This is true pain and I don't know what I should do next. M y fusion was a result of a fractured vertebrete on the right side due to an unknown reason. N ow my left side hurts the same as the right did. W hat should my next step be and how can I get the doctor to believe and help me? A ny help would be great. Currently taking OTC pain relievers.
|Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Nov 14, 2007 6:20 pm||
I'm sorry it took so long for someone to answer your question. I hope by now you are doing better but if not, you should go back to your doctor. There are times when they are not able to see fractures or other problems initially that later become apparent. Your doctor needs to know what you are going through.
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