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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
during recovery, did numbness the last sign to be disappear???


  • Yes and sometimes it never disappears. However, for me as long as the pain is gone and there's no impairment, I could care less about numbness.

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  • My lower legs have been numb for years - I couldn't care either - I'm just thrilled that at least one of my major thigh pains is gone post-op. It has taken months for this one little thing to start to feel better. I do have some new pains, and that's what is bothering me. I suspect the numbness will never go away, but it's not going to kill me and doesn't hurt so I am happy to just ignore it!
  • Do you have any muscle weakness associated with the numbness?
  • Rosa are you worried about permanent nerve damage? What kind of surgery did you have and when?

    Just currious. :?


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  • I do worry about that and suspect I already have permanent damage. As to weakness, yes, I think there is some of that too. It's the pain that bothers me most - I still have some leg pain after L4/L5 bilateral laminectomy and discectomy last May. Also have new low back pain in surgery area from scarring. I have been unable to get a straight answer from any doctor about the nerve damage. EMG shows some loss, but minor. I suppose the only way to follow it is to have an EMG every 5 yrs or so. I have been told an EMG only shows damage after you've had at least 50% loss - don't know if that is true.
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