Here is a question that I have not seen mentioned in the short time that I have been involved at this site.
It seems to me that my left leg is alot weaker than than the right side is. It seemed to me that the left side was always more in pain than the right side was throughout the long ordeal before the surgery. Is this a common trait so to speak?
I can lift my right leg more and higher than the left leg. I noticed this after the wife was putting on my socks the other night after the shower and stuff.
Hi Roy, sorry to hear your not doing well. pressure on the sciatic nerve could cause the symptoms you describe. i have a condtion called foraminal stenosis and this gives me the symptoms your describing. but there is probably a long list of others that could cause these symptoms. have a long chat with your doctor. us amateurs are good on here but get some professional advice.
Hi, my left leg is by far weaker than my right. I have spinal stenosis and my leg prior to my fusion would give out all the time. I was told that this was due to sciatia nerve. Since my fusion 4 weeks ago, I have not fallen once. However, my left leg continues to be weak and I suspect I will have to work with my surgeon and pt to strengthen it at a later date.
This question I never got a straight answer from the doc , when I walk I get the jolting down my left leg , at the same time it feel's like my leg has got really week. ? I have no problem lifting my leg tho ? It's really weird . It seems if I put pressure on my spine I get this problem.
Guess I'm asking the same question huh ? Sorry and hope they figure it out for ya ,if ya do find out give me a shout back..
Make room for one more. My doctor told the PA the reason that I lost use of my left leg was when my broke, the bones pushed against that nerve and that nerve was the left leg big one.
I can finally raise my left leg and have more response in it than I thought I was going to. I kick backwards really well. Front wards is another story. I still have problems with stairs. I will feel it start to buckle, but I am so attuned to it now that I automatically catch it so I don't fall.
Another two years of therapy...he thinks. (yea, riiiiiggggghtt.)
A lot od different ways of saying the same thing. As far as PT he said walk, walk. walk. walk. It does not give out or anything like that; I feel that I am so fortunate in that regards. It also sounds like this is a common thing as well. I will ask him and see what he has to say about this.
It is the only thing that I have found as a suprise all other things are going great. The stickes in the back are seem to be healing fine. It is still a little on the sore side in the front and it sounds like this is common among men from all the other posts that I have read.
We just got 8 inches of snow today and high winds, so it will mean more inside exercise. I would love to walk outside but it is going to be at least a week or longer the way the drifts look.
Speaking of left leg's...I got up in the middle of the night asleep looking for chocolate...(I always do that dang it, those calories shouldn't count) anyway left leg gave out fell flat on my face, that woke me up!!!
I guess atleast after surgery I won't be wandering in my sleep
Last edited by yvette777; 03-03-2007 at 07:35 AM.