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Mar 8, 2017 · Possible S3 nerve damage in Spine Health

Hi Diane. Thank you for your reply. I can certainly sympathise with you as I have trouble sitting for very long. The neree pain/burning down the back of my thighs is the worst when sitting.
I have discovered a Roho wheelchair cushion which has really helped me., My cushion/s are low profile 16″ X 16″. Google them. They might help.
John

Mar 8, 2017 · Possible S3 nerve damage in Spine Health

Thank you for replying to my post. I did not respond immediately as I was fortunate to obtain a referral to a top Neurosurgeon who also teaches neurosurgery at university. I was very interested in your response as regards “inflammation of the sacro-iliac joint”. I read the results of my pelvis MRI which stated “No accute sacroilitis is demonstrated”. I spoke to the neuro surgeon and he has ruled that out at this stage.
My Nurosurgeon has now ordered a new MRI from a new MRI machine which apparently provided a much clearer picture of the nerves. He has ordered:
– MRI – whole spine and GAD
-MRI of the pelvis
-MRN of the sacral neurography PLUS
-Nerve Conduction test of LL inc Perineal
The surgeon mentioned he has been involved in some research of PFCN (involvement of the posterior femoral cutaneous nerve (PFCN), including its perineal and inferior cluneal branches to the symptom of “sitting pain.) which he believes “could” be a cause of my pain possible caused by the epidural durin my prostatecomy some 4 years ago.
I will continue to post here when I get further results.
Thank you so much for your reply to my post
John

Mar 8, 2017 · BILATERAL NERVE PAIN FOLLOWING PROSTATECTOMY in Prostate Cancer

Thank you Martin for replying to my post. I did not respond immediately as I was fortunate to obtain a referral to a top Neurosurgeon who also teaches neurosurgery at university. I was very interested in your response as regards “inflammation of the sacro-iliac joint”. I read the results of my pelvis MRI which stated “No accute sacroilitis is demonstrated”. I spoke to the neuro surgeon and he has ruled that out at this stage.
My Nurosurgeon has now ordered a new MRI from a new MRI machine which apparently provided a much clearer picture of the nerves. He has ordered:
– MRI – whole spine and GAD
-MRI of the pelvis
-MRN of the sacral neurography PLUS
-Nerve Conduction test of LL inc Perineal
The surgeon mentioned he has been involved in some research of PFCN (involvement of the posterior femoral cutaneous nerve (PFCN), including its perineal and inferior cluneal branches to the symptom of “sitting pain.) which he believes “could” be a cause of my pain possible caused by the epidural durin my prostatecomy some 4 years ago.
I will continue to post here when I get further results.
Thank you so much for your reply to my post
John

Mar 1, 2017 · BILATERAL NERVE PAIN FOLLOWING PROSTATECTOMY in Prostate Cancer

I was diagnosed with prostate cancer 4 years ago. Biopsy advised one agressive cancer and 2 not as agressive. Had a prostatectomy. Woke up from surgery with severe burning pain in and around my rear. This continued in my 3/4 days in hospital. Worst hospital stay ever. As soon as I left hospital for home, I had difficulty sitting due to the burning pain in my buttocks and down the back of my thighs.My cancer was advanced prostate cancer due to it being outside the prostate. Following radiotherapy, my PSA levels have been stable for 12 months at .04. The nerve pain down my thighs have not diminished and has radiated down under my feet. When I sit I have burning pain down the back of my thighs and burning pain under my feet when I walk. I am currently on 450mg of Lyrica a day but does not appear to be helping. As the nerve pain is bilateral (ie in both legs and feet) my doctor believes my sciatic nerve was damaged in surgery in my lower back.Urologist advised that it has never happened before. Just lucky I guess. I was wondering if any man out there has had a similar problem following prostate surgery and what treatment has worked/not worked for them as I am desperate to get this fixed.