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Lumbar MRI Results Question

Spine Health | Last Active: Oct 9, 2023 | Replies (23)

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Dear Soccer1477 - So sorry you're experiencing the leg and hamstring pain. I recall it well! I struggled to sit in the driver's seat for extended (sometimes even short) drives. My legs were going numb several times a day and randomly. I was slipping down an increasingly slippery slope. I haven't compared MRI's with yours - but I had lower lumbar decompression and fusion almost five months ago and all that leg discomfort is totally gone. I'm still recovering from the surgery (L2-5) but the original catalyst for surgery has been rectified. As "hvannort" suggests: Get a diagnosis from a great medical facility with the latest equipment. Discuss strategy with the best neurosurgeon you can find. Set a plan and execute. I am also a Mayo "graduate" and huge fan...

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I live in Northern Kentucky, If I could get care at the Mayo or Cleveland Clinic I wouldn’t hesitate. What are your thoughts Orthopedic Surgeon vs. Neurosurgeon Thanks . NA