Has anyone experienced neuropathy in the buttock and posterior thighs as a symptom of L4-5 nerve compression from spinal stenosis. If yes, did surgery help?
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@jenniferhunter Thanks for the information. I really appreciate it
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Jennifer… have you checked into microsurgery? I had lumbar work done and rather than going with the fushion, a microsurgeon did some work on my stenosis and pinched nerve. It turned out rather well. Did not do alot for my neuropathy, but it did help strengthen my left leg which was the main point of the surgery. Go small before you go big is now my philosophy to back work. My back is a mess!
I had left leg and buttock pain caused by a pinched nerve in l4 and 5. Went to a specialist in microsurgery vs going with a fushion. He is Vanderbilt's microsurgery guy. My left leg and buttock are pain free and my muscle strength in that side is much better and becoming stronger. It unfortunately did nothing for my neuropathy.
His name is Gordocki…hope my spelling is correct.
I had spinal stenosis. Neurosurgery was done at L4 and 5 and two years later, L 3 and 4. The numbness was there before the surgery and still remains. NS says it depends how long the nerve was squeezed.
I also have fusions at those levels. Numbness just gets worse. Have no calf strength; unable to stand on toes for years,
Wish I’d never had back surgery!!!
I had the numbness before the two surgeries. Other symptoms went away.
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