Question: Pain returns after tethered spinal cord surgery?

In 2009, I had a surgery of a tethered spinal cord, with a lipoma of the filum terminalle.
A few months ago, I started having strong back pain again, headaches (diagnosed as tension headaches), muscle spams in my legs. More recently, i started having a very strong pain in my legs. It is stronger closer to my hips and it extends through my legs.
I haven’t taken an MRI in around 3 years.
Should I go to a neurosurgeon? Do you think my spinal cord has rethered, since i have grown quite a lot since the surgery?

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11:11 am

Hi Hope this message finds you in good health. I have gone through your complaints and understand your concern. I generally see many cases like this at my clinic.I give them rest,analgesics,anti-inflammatory tablets and ice pack till the symptoms reduce to some extent. Then i get an xray and if necessary an mri done to find out the exact reason. In your case,there are 3 possibilities- POSSIBILITY 1. SOFT TISSUE INFLAMMATION- there may be no bony involvement,only the soft tissues around the region might be inflammed that may be causing the pain POSSIBILITY 2. NEUROPATHY- there may be a partial… Read more »