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Palsy-Like Feeling While Walking

airborne72airborne72 Posts: 245
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:50 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I'm hesitant to post because I have truly been blessed with a successful (to date) multi level fusion (L4-S1) on 21 January 2011, and so many on this list have many more/greater challenges. Anyway, here's my question.

As prescribed for physical recovery, I have been walking everyday (outside weather permitting). I have a one mile route that I do daily, sometimes another walk later in the afternoon depending on how I feel. What I notice is on occasion while walking my head begins to "bob" slightly as if I have a palsy. Anyone else experienced a similar situation?


  • SpineAZSpineAZ WiscPosts: 1,084
    You are very early in the recovery. A mile may be too much and may be causing swelling resulting in symptoms such as you mention. Talk to your doctor and consider limiting your walking routine a bit. I had an L3-S1 and walked around the block, at the most, for the first 2 months. I would gradually increase it but the minute I had any symptoms would head back home. This took creativity in making sure any route had a reasonably quick path back home.
    2 ACDFs, 2 PCDF, 3 LIFs; Rt TKR; Rt thumb fusion ; Lt thumb arthroplasty; Ehlers Danlos 
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