I had 3 lumbar lamenectomies, 1 diskectomy, dura tear of spine chord covering, fracture of spine repair, fluid filled sac removed and area reshaped on August 13
I am 8days post-op and still in the hospital.
Devloped a little plegm in my lung from surgery, not pneumonia or serious respiratory problem
A few days ago this Respiratory Cleaning System called "the vest" was brought into my room.
Its used for severe cases of unresolved pneumonia and cystic fibrosis for examples
This vest was put onto my body surrounding my entire chest and thoracic spine and the treatment was set for 20 min
"THE VEST" was turned on and very vigorous shaking of my chest and torso started.
SO STRONG THAT I COULD NOT EVEN TALK ON THE PHONE WITH VIBRATIONS IN MY VOICE.
10 minutes into treatment, i felt this sharp sciactic like pain in my hip and then immediately following my right leg from the hip to foot went totally numb. Frightened, i ripped off as quickky the velcro vest and threw it onto the floor
Now two days later, my hip still has sciactic pain. And i have the pre-op numbness that had IMPROVED come back again.
Plus sharp pain in my low back that i never had before
Any thoughts my friends?