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Nerve Pain Numbness Left Leg Post Op

twindhamttwindham Tennessee Posts: 28
edited 10/07/2016 - 6:45 AM in Recovering from Surgery
I had my Lumbar Spinal Fusion L5 S1 August 1,  about 9 weeks Post Op .... since I still have problems with my left leg/foot my Surgeon ordered a CT scan today--I'm hoping to get clarity.

I am thankful that my pain did lessen to the point that I could wean myself off some Meds>> So just letting those of you know to hang in there!!
I have to say as I read many people seem to get an after effect like this from Spinal Fusion so I try to be patient and hopeful.

In fact I have been walking much more and going to the gym..... for me though I only use Treadmill and for now only doing 30 minutes- I think it really helps!! Mostly it gives me Hope  :)
My Surgeon has not ordered Physical Therapy -He is giving more time to strengthen my Back--Which I Appreciate .......so as I walk more I think soon I will be in Physical Therapy soon enough  and more improvements up ahead -- I'm so looking forward!! 

HANG IN THERE AND APPRECIATE ANY IMPROVEMENTS!!
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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,385
    Thank you for sharing your encouraging words!
    I wish you the very best in your continued recovery!
    Sue
    Honorary Spine-Health Moderator
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    Please read my medical history at: Medical History

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