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redness in feet

nkinzlernnkinzler Posts: 1
I have a suffered with a severely herniated disk for the last 8 months, finally had microdisectomy 3 weeks ago, still having some pain and numbness in leg and foot, when I have this pain my foot, my foot also turns red almost like hives sometimes my whole foot is red and sometimes it is just spots, patchy redness. When I asked my neurosurgeon he shrugged and said that flushing/redness would be totally unrelated to the nerve compression. I am just wondering if anyone else has seen this or experienced it or if anyone has an explanation for why the redness occurs? Thanks


  • Welcome to Spine Health. If your Neurosurgeon isn't concerned with what keeps happening to your feet, then why not go to see your primary care provider. Whether or not this is or is not related to your surgery, if something isn't right, it really should be checked out by a qualified physician.

    Nerve compression can do some funky things to the body and it seems nerve decompression does even more funky things. I had nerve damage during cervical surgery and about 10 days later one of my ears started swelling and turning red. I thought I was getting an ear infection and come to find out it was nerve damage causing the issue.

    Trust your intuition and if you feel that this "just isn't right", then please go have another doc take a look.

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