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Loss of balance after surgery

Kayteas3aKKayteas3a Posts: 1
edited 03/21/2015 - 9:27 PM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I recently had spine surgery to relieve an awful case of sciatica, and I noticed the past few weeks the more I've gotten up and moved around, I have horrible balance. I've always been accident prone and my balance wasn't the best but I literally face planted on my living room carpet the other day while putting my boots on. Also, I noticed sometimes when I walk, my legs feel like they are going to give out and I have to immediately sit down. This happened before surgery, too. Having small children that I sometimes carry, I don't know what to do about this issue.


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  • goldclock15ggoldclock15 Posts: 2
    edited 09/10/2015 - 11:52 AM
    My Laminectomy surgery was on May 21, 2015. The surgery did eliminate my back pain as well as the weakness in my legs. However, my balance and gait is also way off. I have to look at my feet, to walk somewhat straight. If I look up; I start to lose my balance. My gait swings from one side to the other. I am starting PT soon; hoping my problems will improve.
    Also I am not able to step up on my toes; I am worried about this; since you use your toes for a lot of physical activity. I am told it takes 6 - 12 months for the nerves to be completely healed. Has anyone else had this problem?
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