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Balance and Foot Drop

tallyhohottallyhoho Posts: 2
edited 09/19/2015 - 11:04 PM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hi All,
Has anyone experience after laminectomy surgery of the on L4 and L5 to have a balance and foot drop issues? I had a MRI of the lower lumbar and revealed serious stenosis of the L4 and L5 and the surgery went well because I have no pain. However after surgery I'm having a serious balance problem and foot drop in my left leg. I had a second MRI of the lower lumbar section and L3 has compromised some nerves in the area. My neurosurgeon thinks that if I have miminal invasive surgery on L3 It will improve my balance and foot drop problem. Is there anyone that had imbalance or foot drop after lumbar surgery?

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  • There is a post about a man who had Lumbar surgery. If u read all the posts there is one from a woman who got foot drop due to reherniation and fragments being left. She had to go back for surgery again. This fragment stuff seems to be a complication of spinal surgeries.
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