I'm 32 years old and I am 3 weeks out from c3-4-5 fusion and I am doing well... until the attack of the numbing/tingling started about 4 days ago in my legs and arms. Keep in mind I have no pain what so ever. What made me have the surgery was that I had acute development of weakness and twitching down both legs, hyper-reflexes, and dizziness. My MRI showed C3-4-5 compressing my spinal cord and the neurologist was concerned about permanent damage if we didn't take action soon, I saw my MRI and I have to admit as a nurse... it was ugly.
Never had pain before surgery and only had spasms in my shoulders post op. My biggest problem right after surgery was the nausea/vomiting due to the pain meds that I was given. By day number 4 I was off all meds and have been doing pretty well.
And then this week I noticed that I was getting tingling down my legs, into my feet, and sometimes into my arms. Sometimes I also get the sensation like my legs are weak even though I can walk just fine. Again not painful... just kinda of annoying.
Has anyone ever had these symptoms show up after a cervical fusion?
BTW after four days I did call my NS office, they tell me this can occur and to just rest.. call them if it get worse...yada yada. My 1 month is next tuesday so I will see the NS soon enough. But I'd like to hear from the folks that have gone through this.
I thank you for your imput!