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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

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Dr. Edward Hellman
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Spinal Surgery (Definition)

Spinal surgery is the invasive treatment of the spine by a spinal surgeon, with cutting, removal of pathological tissues, stabilization of the spinal column or reconstruction of the spine for any necessary reason, benign or malignant, ...Read more


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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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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

Dr. Prem Gupta
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Tremor (Definition)

A tremor is an unintentional trembling or shaking movement in a part of the body, and usually occurs in the hands. It can occur in healthy individuals, but tremors are also present in brain diseases ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more