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spinal fusion and numbness..........update

jrasmussenjjrasmussen Posts: 21
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:53 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Im five months out from surgery and still have no improvement on the numbness i have. prior to surgery i had pain on my right side from my hip down, and mild tingeling in my foot. when i woke up from my surgary i had major numbness on the left side of my bum, groin, down the back of my leg, outside of calf and almost all of my foot. i had another mri in april which showed a potrusion with L3-L4 and a huge pocket of spinal fluid which was from a dural cut during surgary. ive been back to see my dr. because im having problems with my bladder now, he admitted me to the hospital ran some tests, did a myelogram and came in to say he has no idea whats going on and sent me home. when i went to my follow up i was told i just have to wait it out.....im so frustrated! i have an appt. with a oss tomorrow so hopefully i can get some awnsers.......has anyone else experianced this and if so did the numbness go away?


  • hi im now 3 months past surgery .. i had what was like pins n needles numbness before op now im totally numb like its dead on my right side same as u ... they said i have to wait see if it gets better .. also bladder not working right again said see how it goes .. i go see my consultant 15th june for first consultation since op.. my back is still hurting and im still relying on all my medication of which i was hoping to reduce some .. i hope in time i will

    well as u can see from the bottom of my page i am the same as u

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