A 57-year-old female asked:
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had laminectomy 5 months ago. right lower anterior leg still numb. normal?

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Dr. Danielle Dietz
20 years experience General Surgery
Maybe normal : Spinal surgery like laminectomy is done to remove pressure on nerves or the spinal cord. If the nerves are damaged sometimes the symptoms resolve and sometimes not. It can take a long time to know for sure. You should follow up with your surgeon if you have questions.
Answered on Apr 7, 2016
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Dr. Bikash Bose
44 years experience Neurosurgery
Unusual: It is unusual. Usually there may be some numbness after surgery but it will start receding from the back down to the legs. If there is no improvement at all after surgery then there may be permanent nerve damage . You need to talk to your surgeon.
Answered on Apr 6, 2016
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