new pain, I think related to femoral nerve

by Rob
(AR )

Thank you for this site, it has a lot of very useful information, and I appreciate that you seem to answer questions and concerns. I am curious as to what a chiropractor could do in my situation to help my pain. It all started with a herniated L3,L4 and L5 and a broken facet joint at L5, left side. A synovial cyst also at L5, with spondylolysthesis. I've had cyst and broken facet bone removed, laminectomies, and finally fusion of L3, 4, and 5. 6 months after fusion I had a burst fracture of L2, with kyphoplasty that leaked around that disc. Lost an inch of height. I still have a herniated S1 and a lot of sciatica, nerve pain from, I suppose scar tissue, and arthritis, narrowing, etc., I am having new symptoms of buttock pain that runs to inner thigh, inner knee including kneecap, and down to ankle on outside. Any ideas for help? I also limp, and sometimes must use a cane. I am only 54, female. Could a chiropractor help me?

Gosh, I'm not sure, Rob. Each of these are conditions that we chiropractors treat on a regular basis, but all of them together makes for one very complex case.

You presumably had a dreadful fall to cause that burst fracture.

Start looking for a very experienced chiropractor who has time on his hands. Yours is not a rush in where angels fear to tread case.

Talk to your doctor, friends and family.

Are you doing any daily exercises?

My answer is a tentative yes, if you can find the right person and are prepared to accept that you probably won't get more than 50-70% better.

Let me know how you get on.

Dr B

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