I have been having lots of pain in the front and inside of my thighs going from my knees up to my waist and then around to the center of my back. I seen the surgeon a couple of weeks ago and he said the nerves was impinged at L3 and L4. He originally said he wanted to open up the foramin at L-3/4, well after he reviewed my MRI further, his nurse called and said he wanted to do more and she made me another appointment ( the 30th of Mar.) so he could explain exactly what he wanted to do and how. She told me that he wrote that he wanted to do a framinotomy at L3 and L4 and a far lateral diskectomy. Anyway I will find out more the 30th and then decide if I want to go through with it and when I want to schedule the surgery, I am also checking out the possiblility of having it done in Lexington Kentucky, as that is where my sister lives and all her family, and then I would not have to go through that alone, like I did my last surgery on the back of my neck at C3/4. Anyway the surgeon also said my reflexes in my legs was really messed up. ( he told me my entire lumbar spine was a mess, but L3 and L4 was the absolute worst and need the surgery now!)
I don't know if that helped any, but what type of symptoms are you having and how is it affecting you?
I wish you well Jag and let me know if I can be of any help to you!
Moderator Chronic Pain
After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications:Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV I am White Beard with a White Beard!