- Age 55+
- 160 lbs
- 5' 9"
- Rogers AR
- Injury Status Cured
- Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
- Chronicity 18+ Months
- Repeat injury? No
- Doctor/Care Giver Dr Randolph
- Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Spinal Stenosis, Spondylolisthesis
Severe leg pain both legs from hips to ankles mostly from the spondylolisthesis. Acupuncture helped a little bit when the pain first started. Spinal injections helped for a couple weeks. NSAIDs and Tramadol helped but because of a kidney condition had to change acetaminophen which didn't work as well. Didn't get much relief from heat, ice, PT or Tens. After finding a great Dr. I decided to go for the spinal fusion surgery and I have never had a bit of pain in my legs since!!! I couldn't be happier! I have my life back! The fir St couple of days after the surgery is tough but it was tolerable ( with some pain melds) by the third or forth day. You can't lift, bend or twist for a while but I was back at work after about two and a half weeks ( light duty). There is still some pain at the incision sight at three months but according to my Dr. most people experience some pain anywhere from 6-12 months after surgery. It's nothing compared to the leg pain I was experiencing before the surgery!