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Leg Weakness After Untethering

gurmukhsodhiggurmukhsodhi Posts: 2
edited 06/24/2014 - 7:44 PM in Recovering from Surgery
Dear all, I am 25 years old. I had spina bifida for which i got operated when I am 2.5 months old. after that I have problems associated with bowel and bladder managements and weak legs. I recovered from this significantly to the age of 12 years. I was able to walk with some support like one hand crutch or wall or anything for keeping the balance and able to walk as much as 1km at a time. Now 1 year ago I have swelling in lower spine for which i got operated. The doctor also recommended that I need untethering also. So he done the untethering surgery in L3-4-5. From then, I have severe pain and weakness in the legs that am not able to walk even 8 steps with the help of walker. The doctor gives me CCM capsules ( For Calcium) and a medicine named Maxgalin ( brand name of Pregabalin) for initial three months. but nothing works what should be done now?. What may the problem be?
Beside, I am doing exercised like stationery bike, and some leg strengthening exercises like quads clenches, short arc, straight leg raise.knee marching, hamstring clenches, buttock kicks ( though this exercise cannot do properly for leg movement issue) and weight training to toning my upper body.


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