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Numbness and tingling anterior lower left leg 9 months after spinal stenosis surgery?

Numbness and tingling anterior lower left leg 9 months after spinal stenosis surgery?

Is this a recurrence: Are these new symptoms or a recurrence from symptoms you had prior to surgery? Although we always hope for the most long lasting and optimal results following back surgery the reality is spinal canal stenosis is a chronic and progressive disease. Repeat surgeries are risky so be wary especially if the 1st surgery didn't "hold" after such a short period of time. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
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Discectomy (Definition)

Discectomy is the a surgical procedure in which the ruptured portion of a ruptured spinal disc (the pad between two vertebrae) is removed. Disc tissue near the rupture may also be removed, but usually most of the disc is saved. If a spinal fusion is needed, a more ...Read more


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Pins, needles and numbness after chiari operations and cervical discectomy. Is this normal?

Pins, needles and numbness after chiari operations and cervical discectomy. Is this normal?

Clarification: 1. After cervical discectomy some times the nerve root can be irritated or recover from compression to cause pins/needle sensation. 2. Chiari decompression usually will not cause pins/needle sensation in arms/legs, unless severe compression of the brain stem/or associated syrnix was noted in the initial mri. ...Read more

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Numbness in fingers after ulnar neuropathy surgery?

Numbness in fingers after ulnar neuropathy surgery?

It is possible.: Altered sensation is an inherent risk of any surgery. Have it evaluated by your physician and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Herniated disc pain after microdiscectomy, what to do?

Herniated disc pain after microdiscectomy, what to do?

Check with doctor: You may need a repeat MRI. Some people can re-herniate through the area of the microdiscectomy. The left over disc is not as strong as the original and can be prone to re-injury. ...Read more

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2 herniated discs, l4-s1, annular tears, osteoarthritis, leg pain& numbness, sharp shooting pain down leg into foot. Questions for back surgeon?

2 herniated discs, l4-s1, annular tears, osteoarthritis, leg pain& numbness, sharp shooting pain down leg into foot. Questions for back surgeon?

Answer: If the pain, weakness and or numbness cannot be controlled with pain medication, stretching exercises, and other nonoperative management, i recommend you see a spine specialist for further recommendations. Severe pain, bowel/bladder incontinence, sudden change in sensation/motor function may require emergent evaluation. ...Read more

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Why is My left index finger tingling&numbness.have herniated disc in neck &moderatedisc bulge inlumbar spine &sciatica.

 Why is My left index finger tingling&numbness.have herniated disc in neck &moderatedisc bulge inlumbar spine &sciatica.

Tingling finger: A tingling finger can be from anywhere in your central nervous system, including your brain and spinal cord, or peripheral nerves, impinged anywhere from the spinal cord to the finger itself, including in the wrist. A full exam is necessary. Given your history of a herniated disc in your neck, you may have radiculopathy radiating from that level to a particular dermatome in your hand. Call your MD ...Read more

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Stiff neck, left shoulder pain, some numbness left arm, 6 months. Pinched nerve cured without surgery?

Stiff neck, left shoulder pain,  some numbness left arm, 6 months. Pinched nerve cured without surgery?

Poss. Radiculopathy: what part of the shoulder? Along the inner boarder down back to tip of shoulder blade? Quality of pain? Burning, pins and needles, electricity, deep dull, shooting? Weakness in the upper arm? Need more information. Can do over door cervical traction. To help relieve symptoms but need physical exam first, possible cervical MRI or may need to look at your shoulder as a cause for the pain. ...Read more

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What can cause my husband's left leg numbness after cervical spine surgery and lumbar spinal injections?

What can cause my husband's left leg numbness after cervical spine surgery and lumbar spinal injections?

Leg numbness: The location of numbness is important to document and also the type of cervical surgery. If he had posterior surgery, the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve can be compressed due to the prone position and numbness can occur along the lateral thigh. Nerve injury is a potential for any spinal injection but extremely rare. ...Read more

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Is surgery helpful for sciatic nerve damage. Burning in leg, numbness, tingling & stumbling?

Is surgery helpful for sciatic nerve damage. Burning in leg, numbness, tingling & stumbling?

Yes: You describe symptoms of radiculopathy which is when a nerve malfunctions due to some type of pressure on the nerve. You should see your family md for evaluation and they can do an MRI for evaluation. Of course, before surgery, you should try physical therapy and epidural steroid injections if possible. ...Read more

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Eye twitch face numb pinched nerve?

Eye twitch face numb pinched nerve?

Not related: I am assuming you mean "pinched nerve" in the neck? This would probably not be related to facial numbness or eye twitching. Furthermore, two different nerves control facial sensation and eyelid closure, so more than one nerve would have to be irritated. Other conditions, such as ms as mentioned, could play a role in all 3. ...Read more

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Pinched nerve in thoracic. Epidurals. Started pins needles in left pinky and adjacent finger. Left foot can tingle when sitting. Arthritis expanding?

Pinched nerve in thoracic. Epidurals. Started pins needles in left pinky and adjacent finger. Left foot can tingle when sitting. Arthritis expanding?

Let me explain: We have confusing picture here, pinched nerve in the thoracic dose not cause in the fingers nor it dose cause numbness in the in the foot area. Go back to your doctor and tell him about those things and have him advice you. ...Read more

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I have numbness in?My feet after cervical disc herniation. Is this reversable?

I have numbness in?My feet after cervical disc herniation. Is this reversable?

It is possible: When the disc is not in its normal location as is the case with herniation symptoms can occur. Inflammation can occur, impingement can occur. If the swelling can be minimized and the pressure off the nerve somehow controlled, then it is possible to reverse. The longer a nerve is irritated the harder it maybe to treat. ...Read more

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Carpal tunnel surgery painful?

Carpal tunnel surgery painful?

Carpal Tunnel Surger: For most people this is not painful but recovery will vary according to work status (self employed versus workmen's compensation.). ...Read more

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2004 mri said central annular tear l4-5 with disk protrusion 8 weeks ago left leg foot numb tingling what is happening?

2004 mri said central annular tear l4-5 with disk protrusion  8 weeks ago left leg foot numb tingling what is happening?

Probable progression: Please follow up with you PCP for appropriate referral. If you already have Lumbar disk disease and have developed numbness/tingling in foot it is most likely a progression and needs appropriate care. ...Read more

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Numb vagina, is it my herniated disks?

Numb vagina, is it my herniated disks?

Maybe: With lumbar herniated discs, there may be severe compression of the spinal canal and, subsequently, the caudal equina. This will produce numbness in the groin, possibly bowel or bladder problems. Recommend you seek evaluation soon to rule this out. ...Read more

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How painful is a c-spine diskectomy & fusion?

How painful is a c-spine diskectomy & fusion?

Not bad: Typically, the post-operative pain following an acdf is not bad. You may have some discomfort between the shoulders and a sore throat. Typically, most patients do well. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Alves
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Diskectomy (Definition)

The term discectomy refers to an excision of all or part of a disc. The disc itself is a cartilage structure that is located between two vertebral bodies. Disectomies are typically performed to improve pain and/or function in a patient that had ...Read more