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How long will your legs stay numb after C4 C5 fusion?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Not to permanent

The question arises as to whether the leg numbness is even associated with your neck problem to begin with or due to a lumbar spine issue.
If it was, then the nature of how long standing & severe it was as well as if you have any underlying heatlth issues like a neuropathy. Also, were there any spinal cord changes as a result of your surgical diagnosis or even your surgery. Your age plays role.

In brief: Not to permanent

The question arises as to whether the leg numbness is even associated with your neck problem to begin with or due to a lumbar spine issue.
If it was, then the nature of how long standing & severe it was as well as if you have any underlying heatlth issues like a neuropathy. Also, were there any spinal cord changes as a result of your surgical diagnosis or even your surgery. Your age plays role.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: It depends

To have numbness in the legs this cord pressure by a big disc it may take week or few month, it may stay permanent, that depends on the severity of the injury of the nerve and how long been pressure by the disc.
Some changes of the nerve structure are revisable some are not?

In brief: It depends

To have numbness in the legs this cord pressure by a big disc it may take week or few month, it may stay permanent, that depends on the severity of the injury of the nerve and how long been pressure by the disc.
Some changes of the nerve structure are revisable some are not?
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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