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Leg Weakness After Back Surgery
R. Leg weakness and severe pain l4, L5 fusion L3 herniation 3 years since 1st surgery back pops when I get up doc says xray looks good. Leg getting wors?
Second opinion: At this point I would get a second surgical opinion. ...Read more
Would anyone please advice any physical exercises for improvement in leg weakness that occur after parasaggital frontoparietal meningioma surgery?
PT and Time: Weakness that occurs from removal of brain tumors can take several months to improve and improvement may be incomplete. The best thing to do is pt and exercise to build muscles and prevent contractures of the muscles and ligaments that can occur from disuse. ...Read more
I've been diagnosed with a herniated disc after severe pain for only 8 days but doctors are recommending immediate surgery due to leg weakness-advice?
What is the best course of action after failed back surgery (lumbar laminectomy). Persistent burning pain along outside of leg and back weakness.
This is somewhat: Dependent on what your diagnosis was and indications for the surgery as well as what type of surgery was performed. Other factors include how much time has past since the surgery, smoking history, medical history and has anything happened since the surgery such as an injury that may have caused onset of these symptoms. This is best reviewed with your surgeon to decide any actions needed. ...Read more
My husband now has a numb area in his leg after back surgery, and is scared to death! Is this normal?
It is not the norm: But it can happen in a small percentage of patients with some recovering and others being permanent. It is a known risk of the surgery in terms of neurologic ones. If that is the only symptom after his operation there is no real need for oncern and it may improve over time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have leg weakness/pain and a little back pain with prolonged standing. What can I do to alleviate the symptoms?
Find the reason: You have to find the reason for it before anybody could suggest treatment for you, check it out. ...Read more
Multiple: See a doctor and or a chiropractor. ...Read more
Talk to MD: The nerves may have been damaged or bruised by either the operation or the disease that caused you to seek surgery. These nerves can take a long time to recover, and sometimes do not. The best judge of this is your surgeon. Talk to them about your concerns. If needed get a second opinion if not satisfied. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 22weeka pragnet I have a pain in my back I'm feeling shoulder and leg weakness sometimes I feel cold and have a headaches what I di?
Check with pain doc: Leg weakness after epidural injections is alwasy concerning and may indicate some injury to a nerve or surrounding area. You must get this checked out with your pain doctor. It may be the that the epdidural steroids unmasked an underlying nerve injury that was present before the injection or it may be new. ...Read more
Get follow up: Epidural steroid ("cortisone") shots in the low back are commonly performed for pain and and leg complaints. If a leg becomes weaker this may mean that a nerve is being compressed, and it is important to have that evaluated by an expert. You have several choices, including returning to the doctor who did your epidural, your primary doctor, a physiatrist, or a spine surgeon (ortho or neuro). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a pain in the right side of my leg that developed after back surgery. What can I do to stop the pain?
Depends on what is: Causing the pain. This oain could be due to a recurrent disc herniation or do to scar tissue formation which a contrast MRI can help to determine. Most of either reason will get better with time & non op care while the recurrent disc may require surgery the scar tissue reason does not & will most likely fail unless it is spinal cord stimulation. Otherwise, medications are indicated & epidurals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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