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Burning sensation in feet. Have had laminectomy, total disc replacement. Help?

Hi, my name is Zaakir Ally and I am from Pretoria, South Africa. I have had a laminectomy and total disc replacement of my L5S1 disc on 12 February 2013. I have no more back pain , however I do have a burning sensation on the outsides of both my feet just behind the toes. This pain seems to vary in intensity from almost undetectable to quite severe. Why is this happening? will this pain go away?
Asked On : Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

It is not uncommon to have some amount of burning or tingling sensation in the corresponding areas after a disc surgery. But these symptoms generally tend to wane off with 2-3 months.

If symptoms are still persisting after a specified amount of time, it indicates a nerve root irritation at L5-S1 level.

Try Pregablin tablets (after consulting your doctor) which helps to reduce the neuropathic pain. At times, an Epidural steroid injection also provides good symptom relief.

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Mon, 5 Aug 2013
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