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Leg numbness on opposite leg from laminectomy surgery

Shotsie74SShotsie74 Posts: 1
edited 10/28/2014 - 6:54 AM in Recovering from Surgery
OK - so I am 6 weeks post-op from L5-S1 laminectomy on the left. 9 years ago, I had the same surgery on the right. About 2 weeks ago, I started to get numbness and tingling down my right leg (opposite side of the surgery). Told the Dr when I went for my post-op apt last week and he gave me prednisone to help. It did help, but it's back now.

Little background - during my recovery, I have had to deal with bringing my mother home from being in the hospital/rehab facility for 9 weeks. She returned home Sept 25th, and went into cardiac arrest and passed away Oct 1st. So...it's been a little stressful dealing with that as well as trying to recover (I also have twin 5yr old boys).

Doctor thinks that the numbness could be from all the stress that has been going on and that has been no rest time. I go back to see him next week, but he said if it's still numb when I go back, I might need a new MRI. I have been very careful to not do anything to compromise my recovery, but now I am panicking because the numbness is back.

Did anyone else experience this??


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