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Dr. Frank, Board Certified Physician
Category: Neurology
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Experience:  Board certified general Adult Neurologist, with experience in experimental neuroimaging and neurodiagnostics.
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Had successful back operation in Jan. Completely removed

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Had successful back operation in Jan. Completely removed severe pain right leg. Left me with burning in front left leg. Had 3 shots in spine. Didn't work. Just had a nerve block shot in spine. Burning seem worse. Dr doesn't have answer. More nerve blocks? Can't walk without cane & have lots of pain. Can anyone help?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Welcome to JA. I will review your question and respond. Please review this preliminary answer and ask questions, we can discuss this until you are satisfied. From your description of intractable burning pain which has shifted to the other leg, the problem suggests the diagnosis of CRPS type II or RSD. CRPS is chronic regional pain syndrome, it is type 2 because it is the result of surgery. The older term no longer used is reflex sympathetic dystrophy. If that is your problem, your EMG done post-operatively will not show this change. The nerve block suggests the diagnosis. Please get back to me to discuss if this is correct, if you have your progress notes/medical records, let me know Dr Frank