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6 months after fusion

JessMcKayJJessMcKay Posts: 8
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:02 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I had a two level fusion done in late September last year. I'm just wondering if anyone else still gets numbness in legs and now when I lay down on my side my arms are going numb too. Also can't sit down without support on my back as it feels like there is too much pressure there now is this normal?
Don't have my 6 month check up with surgeon till July.



  • What type of surgery did you have? Was it cervical or lumbar? Depending on how long your nerves have been compressed, it can affect you recovery. I am one year post-op and am still adjusting to muscular atrophy. Are you doing physical therapy? Hang in there!
    2011 ACDF C5-6 for Spondylosis with Myleopathy
    2012 L4-5 herniated disc and hernated disc at C4/5 2013 Taking Amitriptyline for headaches
  • If you're that far out from surgery and still months away from the next appointment, you might want to contact your surgeon/doctor now and show them where the pain is.

    Last week I found out that my back pain and continued sciatica in both legs might be due to stress on the next joint down below the fusion, for which there is treatment.

    I'm finding that I can't get strong again if I'm in constant pain that increases with exercise. I'm really glad I went back to the doctor early. Really did think he'd blow me off with "oh you're just healing up, give it time."

    Calling them up and asking is okay.

    Hope you get answers and relief very soon.
  • I had a anterior interbody fusion at l4-l5 l5-s1.
    I've been to my gp and he has started me back on Physio as I was discharged from that in february.
    Thanks for the responses :-)
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