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Fusion L3-4-5 with laminectomy, fracture repair, artificial bone, rods and screws

As you can tell from my subject line, I had quite a procedure about 3 weeks ago. Everything had been going well when suddenly yesterday the muscle spasms began....my tush, my thighs, my calves, my hips....I did not receive physical therapy as they said I was walking and doing steps fine. So, I have no guidelines for how much or often I should be walking...could too little or too much movement cause the spasms? I have a solid brace to wear when I am out of bed for more than 10 minutes...I hate it, by the way. :) but I had cervical stenosis surgery a few years ago with a Miami-J collar for 4 months, so I know I can do this! Just concerned about the spasms, and how much I should be walking....and if all this is normal. Please respond if you can help!


  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832
    edited 07/07/2013 - 5:56 AM
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    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • Yes - this is normal. Contact your doc and see if he/she will give you something like Valium - it may help! Re walking - it's good and will help you recover better but if you think you might be doing a little too much you could try reducing it a little to see if it helps.
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