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fell on my butt post spinal fusion surgery have legs weak and equilibrium is off

A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Pham
24 years experience Neurosurgery
Spine surgery: You had a spinal fusion since feb 18, 2013. It has been more than 7 months. How many levels of surgery and what type of fusion? Increased numbness in ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not @all. See your-: -surgeon. If there were pedical screws used, there could be extrusion of the threads into the foramina. This is not something you should wait on but c ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert McMurtrie
22 years experience Pain Management
Surgery not a fix: Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) is a convenient term. Unfortunately, return of pain or new pain after spine surgery is common. As an anesthesiolog ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
21 years experience Family Medicine
Back pain: If someone is losing control of their bowel or bladder due to back problems they should go to the ER to be seen. Don't know what surgical options ther ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Physical Therapy: may help strengthen the muscles and other soft tissue on the left leg. Peace and good health.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Be seen: I would not hesitate to be seen. It can be related to your previous surgical site, or sometimes it is another level in the spine, or it could potenti ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Neurosurgeon: I recommend consulting a neurosurgeon or the specialist who performed your procedure to evaluate and advise you. An MRI will most likely be recommende ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
See your surgeon: You should see your surgeon as the numbness may indicate further nerve compression and you need to have your fusion looked at with an X-ray at least.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
How much, how tall?: Usually we have an upper limit of 350 lbs for spinal fusion. It's smart to not exceed 250 lbs to have this surgery done. Your sugery is a partnershi ... Read More

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