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End of DEC t-6,7 discectomy fusion. Never pain lower weakness legs. MRI shows ok weak, toe drop foot roll. Can I expect regain walk, done PT?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
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In brief: Weakness

is TREATABLE...speak with your surgeon! Find a Spine Unit with a "boot camp" type Rehabilitation Program!! Its "tough:" but DO NOT GIVE UP! Good Luck Dr Z

In brief: Weakness

is TREATABLE...speak with your surgeon! Find a Spine Unit with a "boot camp" type Rehabilitation Program!! Its "tough:" but DO NOT GIVE UP! Good Luck Dr Z
Dr. Richard Zimon
Dr. Richard Zimon
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In brief: Hard to predict

Some healing and reversal is to be expected over several months, but usual surgical intervention prevents FURTHER harm to spinal cord, and does not fully turn clock back.
Use an AFO splint, to prevent falling, do compensatory exercises, try a medical food containing biologically active B vitamins and give it some more time.

In brief: Hard to predict

Some healing and reversal is to be expected over several months, but usual surgical intervention prevents FURTHER harm to spinal cord, and does not fully turn clock back.
Use an AFO splint, to prevent falling, do compensatory exercises, try a medical food containing biologically active B vitamins and give it some more time.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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