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Is this normal?

I had a microdisectomy on my L5 S1 10 weeks ago. I now have VERY weak quads in fact I can not even contract my left quadricep muscle at all. When I walk my legs become heavy, weak and achy and have NOT improved. I have a follow up with my surgeon in October and was just going to wait and see about this leg thing. Any thoughts??


  • YOu might want to give your surgeon office a jingle and let them know what is going on. My question is have they gotten weaker sense surgery? Did you begin a walking program right after surgery and have you kept it up? If not you should begin one, if you don't have one, google it and you can find many of them out there. My favorite is 10,000 steps. But if this is something that has gotten worse post surgery, give your surgeon's office a call, when in doubt call.
  • Weaker, yes. I used to be a marathon runner.
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