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Is it normal to have numbness and leg tremors due to spinal surgery?

Is it normal to have numbness and leg tremors due to spinal surgery?

No: It is not normal after the recovery phase. Numbness suggests persistent nerve compression. I would follow up with surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Hellman
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Spinal Surgery (Definition)

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With spinal stenosis -- are leg weakness and leg tremors more common when it is cold?

With spinal stenosis -- are leg weakness and leg tremors more common when it is cold?

Yes: Leg weakness & tremors are frequent symptoms of spinal stenosis. Cold also reduces strength of muscle contraction and also induces tremors. The combination of the two situations augment the responses. ...Read more

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How long does the numbness and pain in left leg last after lower spinal surgery?

How long does the numbness and pain in left leg last after lower spinal surgery?

That can vary as to: The original diagnosis & whether it was present preop & for how long as well as if there are other underlying medical issues like diabetes, neuropathy, thyroid disease etc. -sometimes nerve tissue does not fully recover even with correct surgery & then there are less successful outcomes due to complications or to less than optimal surgical technique and procedure. So, the answer is very variable. ...Read more

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Leg tremors when I raise my heel while sitting. Some people are saying it is normal. Is it?

Leg tremors when I raise my heel while sitting. Some people are saying it is normal. Is it?

Muscle twitches: If you have not stretched in a while pulling a muscle tight by stretching can cause the muscle to twitch and oppose the stretch.
If this condition continues and become painful have your legs checked by a physician as there are many other causes of leg tremors. ...Read more

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Leg tremors or convulsions while sleeping what could be causing this?

Leg tremors or convulsions while sleeping what could be causing this?

Movement disorder: Most likely Restless Leg Syndrome or nocturnal myoclonus, but nocturnal seizure activity could be an issue. Recommend you clarify via overnight sleep study. ...Read more

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I have chiari and Sjögren's. What can cause leg tremors when waking up? Very fast vibrations in legs and it's visible. Very scary. Sorry for many q

I have chiari and Sjögren's. What can cause leg tremors when waking up? Very fast vibrations in legs and it's visible. Very scary. Sorry for many q

Depends on involveme: This depends on your involvement of each of these diagnoses. These two diagnoses may not have anything to do with your symptoms. You need to discuss this with your physicians. The leg tremors may be benign fasiculations of the muscles. You will need to know if there is any neurologic involvement, any medical involvement. Your rheumatologist can also clarify this related to the Sjogren' ...Read more

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My newborn has leg tremors?

My newborn has leg tremors?

Other causes: Some newborns may have changes in their metabolism eg glucose level which may contribute or cause this symptom. I would recommend having this evaluated as soon as possible. It may be normal, but the seizures in newborn infants may present very subtly. ...Read more

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My 4 month old boy has leg tremors every once in a while. Is it something that is common or is it worth worrying about?

My 4 month old boy has leg tremors every once in a while. Is it something that is common or is it worth worrying about?

Tremors: Infants typically are jittery when they feel insecure, so I suspect that is what you are seeing. So the next time your son has a "tremor" grab the leg and if that stops the motion you are dealing with jitteriness, a normal finding. On the other had if grabbing the leg does not stop the "tremor", see your doctor and look into I ...Read more

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Idiopathic full body spasms 4wks ago. ER visit, cause unclear. No followup req'd, but small hand/leg tremors ever since. Should I go back?

Idiopathic full body spasms 4wks ago. ER visit, cause unclear. No followup req'd, but small hand/leg tremors ever since. Should I go back?

Anxiety and Stress: Based on the information provided, I would suspect anxiety. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can provide you with treatment options or referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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44 y/o female, leg tremors upon standing/walking down stairs, marked decrease in strength of arms and legs from a squatting position. Thoughts?

44 y/o female, leg tremors upon standing/walking down stairs, marked decrease in strength of arms and legs from a squatting position. Thoughts?

Need exam: You need a physical exam and further evaluation to investigate these issues. It is impossible to give you an opinion on possible factors or causes in this format. ...Read more

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20 yr old F Had arm and leg tremors lasting 15mins. Felt weak and spaced out. Tired, worn out for the rest of the day. Have persistent headaches 1yr

20 yr old F Had arm and leg tremors lasting 15mins. Felt weak and spaced out. Tired, worn out for the rest of the day. Have persistent headaches 1yr

See your doctor: You have many symptoms that are very vague. It would be best to see your doctor for evaluation and needed diagnostic testing lab work. Then you will have a diagnosis and treatment plan ...Read more

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As a doctor wut would u prescribe ur patient with hand, teeth, & leg tremors that has the least amound of possible side effects?

As a doctor wut would u prescribe ur patient with hand, teeth, & leg tremors that has the least amound of possible side effects?

Need Answers, you: ...Need doctor. Tremor is not a disease but a symptom. You need to be evaluated to find out why you have them and then the proper treatment can be initiated. ...Read more

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My left leg tremors when heel is raised and in the same leg my Achilles pain while running on treadmill. What shud I do? Can't visit a doctor.

My left leg tremors when heel is raised and in the same leg my Achilles pain while running on treadmill. What shud I do? Can't visit a doctor.

Don't run on tread: Switch to low impact exercises, wear a soft ankle brace, perform eccentric exercises for the avhilles ...Read more

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Can hand, teeth, leg tremors be from poor blood circulation? Also I know celexa (citalopram) is used for anxiety but can it help tremors and or circulation?

Can hand, teeth, leg tremors be from poor blood circulation? Also I know celexa (citalopram) is used for anxiety but can it help tremors and or circulation?

Don't think so.: Celexa (citalopram) doesn't help circulation. It may reduce your anxiety. If you don't have any other symptoms, your condition is more neurological or psychiatric. Best to see your doctor to guide you and refer you to the right specialist ...Read more

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Loss of lordosis in neck; causing tremors, pain and numbness, shaky weak legs, movement of neck causes uncomfortable sensation in body, is this normal?

Loss of lordosis in neck; causing tremors, pain and numbness, shaky weak legs, movement of neck causes uncomfortable sensation in body, is this normal?

Not normal: The combination of symptoms you are experiencing are quite concerning. I suggest that you see your gp right away. If not available, this could be handled by your local walk-in clinic or a;e. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be bloated a few weeks after spinal surgery?

Is it normal to be bloated a few weeks after spinal surgery?

Not uncommon: It is not uncommon to have some degree of bloating after spinal surgery, particularly some of the larger ones. The bowel function can take time to get back to normal which can contribute to this feeling as can perioperative fluid retention among other potential causes. If it persists, don't hesitate to be checked. Thank you, . ...Read more

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What is the normal age range for spinal surgery?

What is the normal age range for spinal surgery?

No age range: Depend on the condition some we delay and we cannot. ...Read more

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I had spinal surgery but now I have a dropped foot - when will it return to normal?

I had spinal surgery but now I have a dropped foot - when will it return to normal?

It varies: It varies and depends in part on what has caused it. Some cases will resolve in days to weeks after surgery and some may be permanent. You would certainly want to make sure your surgeon is aware of the problem to make sure ther is not something currently ongoing that is causing the problem. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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I have recently had a spinal surgery 4 weeks ago. I got my normal period 2 days after surgery. Now I am 5 days late for my next one?

I have recently had a spinal surgery 4 weeks ago. I got my normal period 2 days after surgery. Now I am 5 days late for my next one?

Not unexpected.: Wouldn't be surprising to have some anomalies of your cycle around the time of great physical and psychological stress. Should return to normal in the next few months. ...Read more

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I have 14 spinal disks with problems and 2 lumbar surgeries 20 years ago. I have pain, numbness, & weakness in both legs, right arm. Please help?

I have 14 spinal disks with problems and 2 lumbar surgeries 20 years ago. I have pain, numbness, & weakness in both legs, right arm. Please help?

Difficult dilemma: Although you could be experiencing nerve compressions at several levels in your spine, you might also be suffering cervical stenosis, which is compressing spinal cord and nerve roots. Also, a co-morbidity, peripheral neuropathy, could be superimposed as a new problem. Need to sort out asap, and perhaps see a neurosurgeon, and maybe neurologist later. ...Read more

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When I woke from general anesthetic from spinal surgery I woke with strong period cramps and then bled for 24hrs, 3 weeks early. Not preg. This normal?

When I woke from general anesthetic from spinal surgery I woke with strong period cramps and then bled for 24hrs, 3 weeks early. Not preg. This normal?

Not Much is Known: Or has been researched about this topic, although cytokine levels do increase during periods of surgical stress and these proteins prepare, or "confer receptivity, " of the endometrium (inner uterus lining) for menstruation. Together with the cascade of stress hormones released during surgery, altered period timing either early or late is likely to happen. Great question! And, don't worry! ...Read more

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I have developed sudden weakness and numbness in left leg and tremor in right arm and left leg. Referred urgent MRI scan. What could this show?

I have developed sudden weakness and numbness in left leg and tremor in right arm and left leg. Referred urgent MRI scan. What could this show?

Stroke or MS: Sudden weakness & numbness is worrisome for stroke. Think fast: face, arms, speech & time. Obviously someone didn't think that you're having a stroke. Multiple sclerosis comes to mind in young caucasian females especially those living in northern latitudes. But the best person to answer your question is the doc who ordered the test! Ask him/her what s/he hoped to find. ...Read more

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After spinal surgery for a herniated disc at l4-l5 and l5-s1 how long will it take for foot numbness to go away?

After spinal surgery for a herniated disc at l4-l5 and l5-s1 how long will it take for foot numbness to go away?

Months: For many patients, the numbness resolves. However, it can take several months. In a smaller percentage it persists but tends to be less bothersome over time. ...Read more

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I'm 36yrs old. I'm suffering from muscle weakness all over my body specially with my arms and legs. Tremors in other part of my body also numbness.

I'm 36yrs old. I'm suffering from muscle weakness all over my body specially with my arms and legs. Tremors in other part of my body also numbness.

Need workup: Your symptoms too nonspecific to give you a firm diagnosis in 400 characters or less. You should see your doctor for a full workup including thyroid analysis, metabolic survey, & other testing as appropriate depending upon what's found. Good luck. Try keeping track of the TREMORS as to whether they are more prominent with activity or at rest and if weakness comes and goes or constantly there. ...Read more

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Internal tremor, wobbly feeling, headaches, nause weak legs, pulsating back of head, cold feeling back of head, numbness round head, 6 months ongoing?

Internal tremor, wobbly feeling, headaches, nause weak legs, pulsating back of head, cold feeling back of head, numbness round head, 6 months ongoing?

Tremor, wobbly: Do you take any medications or street drugs, alcohol, marijuana? Such kind symptoms are often associate with medication, especially illicit drug use. Small dose of ssri, such as Celexa (citalopram) for anxiety control might be helpful. ...Read more

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