Re: One Leg Colder Than The Other
I had an L5-S1 fusion in May 2002. The surgery was successful, but I developed some numbness in my right leg, which I never had before surg.
I had to have a L4-L5 fusion in Feb. 2003. After that surgery my right foot had some numbness and was cold. I discussed it with my dr and he express surprise but offered no solutions. My foot was cold enough that I would cover it when relaxing in a chair in the evening. I was at my brothers home about a year ago and he had a digital thermometer that he used for his work. We aimed it and my left foot, then my right foot. My right foot was consistently a few degrees cooler that my left. The big toe on my right foot was 5 degrees cooler than my left foot. I was worried about circulation, but a few weeks later I visited my cardiologist for a routine exam. She checked the circulation in my feet and it was excellent in both feet. I then realized it had to be a nerve. About six months ago the problem started getting better. I have gotten about 90% better in the last six months. I don't know why it took so long, but I have hope that my cold foot will be completely gone in the future.
Good luck to you, I hope you get better too.