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numbness in left side

backpainsarabbackpainsara Posts: 25
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:42 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I had lumbar fusion on 1/27/10. Before surgery all my issues were on the right side. Now after surgery all my issues are on left side. Numbness in left foot, pain in left calf,. Is this normal? Pain in calf has eased up, numbness in foot has not. Also taking a shower, my legs feel very tingling when trying to wash them. Thanks for any info you can provide.


  • Everyone's case is different. Without knowing what is going on in your back none of us can really tell you what is normal or a possible concern.

    Have you seen your surgeon and told him what you are feeling? The numbness is not unusual. The nerves tend to be hypersensitive after surgery and will calm down over the next few months. The shift of pain may be because you are favoring your bad side and now stressing the opposite.

    Best person to ask is your doctor.
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