Re: Spinal Fusion/Leg Weakness/Numbness
The back surgery will take a while to recover from, especially any nerve damage and loss of feeling.I have read it can take 18 months.I hope the feeling does return for her soon.
As for yourself check out PIRIFORMIS SYNDROME. The muscles in the back and pelvic area including the piriformis can spasm (one way the body has of saying STOP!) if there is sufficient reason or injury. The problem is that the sciatic nerve crosses this deep seated muscle in the buttock and if it is tight It can cause sciatic irritation and pain. Groin and hip pain are also symptoms. Sitting and walking ,especially up stairs or inclines can be uncomfortable. You Tube and/or google it for a bit more info. A physiotherapist can locate the muscle to ckeck for tightness and can usually release the muscle (not in my case, unfortunately)
You mentioned legs feeling tired I would say mine are more "heavy" than tired, but this is also one of a number, of piriformis related symptoms.
Take care both of you
Last edited by helenlegs11; 05-05-2010 at 08:31 AM.