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foot drop returning?

hi there. I had an ALIF at L5/S1 on 2/27. recovery has been going along pretty well, with a couple of hiccups in the road. today I hit a roadblock. my foot drop is coming back. has that happened to anyone else?
I can't quite put to words how nervous I am. I know L4/L5 was bad, but we just decided to take care of the big problem. I'm really hopeful this passes.
just looking to hear others stories. THank you


  • davebellddavebell Posts: 1
    edited 08/03/2015 - 2:22 AM
    Got footdrop 7 days postop im in rehab. They are saying that the can fix it.

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  • Well, had the eval yesterday. She won't work on me until I have the CT Scan the surgeon has ordered. She also mentioned I have foot drop still, to my dismay. She said I now have S1 weakness and numbness in addition to L5., and where it was only on the right, it's now bilateral.
    Majorly bummed. I went into this hoping it would all be behind me 3 months out. Oh well, what can you do?
    Has anyone else had it return post op and been able to recover use of the foot?
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