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Has anyone had no reflex in your achilles tendon?

AJayAAJay Posts: 2
2 months ago at the neurosurgeons office he couldnt get a reflex in my Achilles tendon on my right foot. The physical therapist was unable to get one either. Has anyone else had this happen? What could be the reason for that? I meant to ask the doctor but since we were discussing so many things I forgot.


  • i've had that happen to me prior to my first lumbar surgery a while ago. the reflex returned after surgery, albeit a bit weaker at first.
  • yes i lost mine after having spinal tumour removed, it will never return:-(...i also have sensory loss in the whole of my left leg??
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  • tran92ttran92 Posts: 183
    edited 07/07/2012 - 2:09 AM
    i lost the ankle reflex in my right foot after 2 microdisectomies on l5-s1. i've had EMG tests confirming the lack of reflex since then. It was classified as permanent nerve damage., None of my doctors were that worried about it. my surgeon said it was expected after the surgery.
    Microdisectomy / hemi-laminectomy 6/2010 and revision 10/2010
    Cervical fusion C4-5 and C5-6 9/2011
    Lumbar Fusion L5-S1 6/2012
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