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Lumbar microdisectomy and foot drop

Hi all, I'm 2 weeks post op and just wondering if anyone who had foot drop prior to surgery and post op how long it took to see results? I've been using a medistem xp machine every day.
The foot drop makes it harder to walk so I'm worried it's holding back my disc recovery can only do very short walks before I'm exhausted? And does anyone suffer from very painful heels at night? Anything relieve it? Thanks.


  • AllMetalAAllMetal Posts: 1,189
    edited 04/29/2013 - 3:03 PM
    Hi, I don't have your exact experience. I developed foot drop from a large scale spinal revission over the summer. It took about three months to completely heal. I was given a brace that went under my foot and strapped to my calf as soon as I left the hospital so I could start PT and healing without fear of falling. There wasn't that much to the brace, but I know it was an expensive "not much" that my surgeon had to fight with the insurance about. Could just be my insurance that was the problem. I suggest you ask about this type of brace so you can safely walk. Best of luck to you!
    33yo mom of two. My surgical history...preadolescence scoliosis, kyphosis, and a hot mess.... 5 spine surgeries and lots of items added I wasn't born with (titanium, peek, surgical steel). Guess cremation is out. TSA loves me.
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