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6 weeks post op from spinal fusion with nerve pain in the opposite leg and foot?

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Dr. Joe Lee
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Postop spinal fusion

It's not clear if the nerve pain is with numbness and tingling or how severe the pain is.
If the pain is significant, it needs to be evaluated since this is not common following spinal fusion.

In brief: Postop spinal fusion

It's not clear if the nerve pain is with numbness and tingling or how severe the pain is.
If the pain is significant, it needs to be evaluated since this is not common following spinal fusion.
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Dr. Robert Roschmann
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Compare the sides

Symptoms in the opposite leg that are identical in location to your first presentation suggest there is a new problem involving of the nerves at the level of surgery which can be due to several post op complications.
If the symptoms are not quite identical in distribution then sometimes fusion can lead to issues that may cause nerve irritation one level above/ below the fusion. See the Surgeon!

In brief: Compare the sides

Symptoms in the opposite leg that are identical in location to your first presentation suggest there is a new problem involving of the nerves at the level of surgery which can be due to several post op complications.
If the symptoms are not quite identical in distribution then sometimes fusion can lead to issues that may cause nerve irritation one level above/ below the fusion. See the Surgeon!
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