end of dec t-6,7 discectomy fusion. never pain lower weakness legs. mri shows ok weak, toe drop foot roll. can i expect regain walk, done pt?
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Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Weakness: is TREATABLE...speak with your surgeon!
Find a Spine Unit with a "boot camp" type Rehabilitation Program!! Its "tough:" but DO NOT GIVE UP!
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Neurology 52 years experience
Hard to predict: Some healing and reversal is to be expected over several months, but usual surgical intervention prevents FURTHER harm to spinal cord, and does not fully turn clock back. Use an AFO splint, to prevent falling, do compensatory exercises, try a medical food containing biologically active B vitamins and give it some more time.
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Last updated May 21, 2016
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