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Stenosis-casued weakness and surgery?

LA_runner_chickLLA_runner_chick Posts: 91
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:57 AM in Spinal Stenosis
Just wondering if anyone out there had weakness, rather than pain, as the primary symptom of their stenosis and then went on to have surgery. If so, did any of the strength return after recovery?


  • I have stenosis with pain and weakness, 3/5 left dorsal reflex weakness, and I am scheduled for L4-S1 plif surgery friday.Do you have weakness only?
  • First things first, I wish you the best of luck on Friday.

    After about a year of ping-ponging between chiros, orthopedic doctors, neurologists, etc, I was just diagnosed with bilateral foraminal stenosis at L5/S1.

    The only symptom has been weakness in the left leg, along my calf and throughout my foot. No pain, but as a life-long runner, having to take time off and then the inability to get any sort of definitive diagnosis has been devastating.

    How is your weakness? One side only? If so, how is compared to the other side, like say 40%?

    Yes, I'm very interested to hear how your surgery goes.
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