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If u had ur L5 removed n you lost feeling in ur leg and toes

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If u had ur L5 removed n you lost feeling in ur leg and toes but when your in traction you have full use of your leg and toes is there a procedure tht can remove the presure like the traction does?
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?
Customer: No my left leg is geting smaller from lack of use i was thinking a artificial disc?
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: This was my second back surgery previous 1 was in 2011 s1 L5 microdiscectomy
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Is it better to replace disc with an artificial one or have a back lumbar fusion
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 month ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 month ago.

Thanks for this question

yes you could have an artificial disc placed

this can produce the same effect as traction.

That would be my recommendation

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 month ago.

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