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Intense calf pain and stiffness following ACDF

isabellacatiisabellacat Posts: 1
edited 07/03/2015 - 2:35 AM in Recovering from Surgery
HI all....I had c5/c6 and c6/c7 fused on June 22nd. I had had severe cervical stenosis and spinal cord compression. I was having trouble walking by the time my surgery was scheduled. My recovery has been unremarkable except for a new and surprising symptom that started yesterday: I have severe pain in both calves--almost like I've done intense exercise. It REALLY hurts. I'm still and having trouble walking. I'm treating it right now with my TENS unit but I'm wondering if anyone else has had this? It just seems bizarre that cervical spine surgery recovery would affect my calf muscles, but perhaps it's my spinal cord and or spinal nerves recovering?

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