I had spinal surgery 6 months ago due to sudden leg weakness. Mri showed large disc bulge and bone spurs at T12-L1. Also had bad stenosis at L2 L3. So I underwent a decompression surgery. T12-L1 laminectomy disectomy with interbody fusion and instrumentation and a L2-L3 hemi laminectomy left side. I awoke from surgery with burning pain in the sole of my left foot. Over the next several weeks and months the burning pain moved to my calves and was in my feet still. I still have these nerve pains despite the decompression surgery. I did not have this pain prior to surgery. I've been taken lyrica 2x day, percocet 10mg/325 mg 3 to 4 x day, clonazepam 0.5 mg 1x say and occasionally tramadol 50 mg. I developed tinnitus in my left ear a few days ago too.
I'm not sure why I have all this burning pain post surgery. One doctor suggested that may spinal cord may have been irritated during insertion of interbody cage. I also wonder if my csf flow is changed. I don't have headaches. I'm also trying to get another mri done and maybe a
I need a ct myelogram too.
Any help with why these symptoms are with me would be appreciated. Also is the tinnitus due to a medication or something else?
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