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I have sciatica from a damaged disk in l4 l5 and am awaiting surgery. lately i have been having body aches, weakness and dizzy spells. normal?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Stress may be affecting your immune system and you may be coming down with a cold- get checked -or even something like lyme disease.

Answered Aug 28, 2012

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Dr. Hooman Melamed answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery

You should have your internist do a full chk up before proceeding w/ the surgery.

Answered Sep 28, 2016

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Dr. Qamar Khan answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Sounds like you are getting sick. See your PCP to see why you are having these symptoms, but generally they are not related to the disk.

Answered Aug 4, 2015

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