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tingling in legs

dbullwinkelddbullwinkel Posts: 224
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:23 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I have been experiencing some tingling in both of my legs and feet occasionally the last few days; kind of like when they "fall asleep", but often. never had this before surgery. could this be nerves healing even though surgery was cervical?


  • Dbullwinkle:

    I am not sure if the C/Spine would (or could) affect the legs. But, I'm not a doctor either (however, I did stay at a Best Western once....).

    The C/Spine usually affects the arms/hands, and the L/Spine the legs. The human body is an amazing thing, so anything is possible!

    Are you still as active as before your surgery, or are you taking it easy? could be your legs are just tired of inactivity. I'd definitely speak to your doctor about it.

    Good luck and keep us posted, okay?

  • Sorry to hear you are experiencing tis. Yhe odd thing is that I am experiencing the exact opposite; my lumbar fused, and now having cervical issues.

    Hate to say it, but go back to the beginning and get an MRI referral from your PCP and then a referral to a surgeon to determine treatment.

    I started the wonderfull process last Thursday

    Best of Wishes to you,
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  • I actually have lumbar issues: facet osteo-arthritis, I believe. I don't have the report in front of me at the moment..completely did not connect the two.. #o !!

    I get radio-frequency ablation done (ryzotomy) and it helps immensely. I did have the right side done prior to the surgery and then because my neck was hurting so much I put off getting the left done (neck was so much worse than back pain). I guess now because I am walking around more (even though nothing like i would do at work) it is acting up again. I see surgeon on the 26th. of this month. will hold off until then with making appt with pain management until I get his input regarding the procedure.
  • It may be a simple positional thing post operating table but If I were you I would call my surgeon and let them know.

    I hope it stops soon >:D<
  • It may be a simple positional thing post operating table but If I were you I would call my surgeon and let them know.

    I hope it stops soon >:D<
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