Good day everyone,
I had my c5-6 fusion surgery last april 8 as my MRI shows a herniated disc pressing my spine, when I woke up from the surgery I noticed my legs and hips were numb, im able to move them and I can feel a little if I touch them although I am having difficulties when walking. The numbness made it hard for me to control my motion.
Before my surgery, i did notice I had numbness in the said area, but they were tolerable and i was able to walk, but i was wondering because everything that has been said about c1-7 indicates that it only affects the upper part of the body yet I have this symptoms in my legs. I didnt have any back pain or the back area aside from the neck pain I had.
Im 4 days post ops, no pains but only having some numbness. Im praying to regain my strength back, im also concerned if Id be able to walk properly again and how long will my legs recover from this numbness. The doc said it may have compressed my spine that it may have damaged some of its fiber, he said I can only hope I will recover as soon as possible. I was wondering if anyone else had gone through the same symptoms and what happened afterwards.
Thank you so much