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A 28-year-old female asked:

I recently had spinal fusion surgery done and ever since my feet have a tingling feeling sometimes it feels like pins and needles is that normal?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 50 years experience
Nevre irritation : Pins and needles are signs of nerve irritation. You need to tell your surgeon and be reevaluated by him.
Dr. Stephen Cohen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 19 years experience
No: The symptoms are common signs of nerve irritation. However, if the symptoms were not present before your surgery, you should certainly discuss this with your surgeon.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 35 years experience
tingling: As other doc's have said , it is a sign of nerve irritation usually. See your surgeon for further evaluation.

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Last updated May 19, 2016

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