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Old 03-14-2005, 07:58 PM   #1
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Any Suggestions

I had my second laminectomy/disectomy on L5-S1 in January 2005. I felt great after surgery and had no pain. I started PT and everything has been goin good except I get sciatica off and on down both legs but not both at the same time. Also my calfs and feet have been going numb. I can be sittin, laying, or doin my exercises and one of my calf and foot will go numb. I don't remember this happenin the first time when my first surgery failed but yet I don't find these symptoms normal either. Should I call my doctor and see if I can get an MRI or what to see how it goes??

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Old 03-14-2005, 08:07 PM   #2
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Old 03-16-2005, 02:53 AM   #3
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Hope things are improving with you and if they haven't you've spoken w/your Dr?

QC is right in that it could be that you've done too much too soon, 90% of us do attempt too much too soon after surgery, perhaps and EMG is needed to see if it's being caused by nerve damage.

Good Luck and let us know what the Dr said


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Old 03-16-2005, 07:46 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies....I will probably end up calling my doctor. I was walking on my tredmill last night and I was close to the 2 mile mark and I got a sharp pain in my back and a sharp tingling feeling down my right leg. I stopped and iced. I tried to get up off my bed but could barely move. I did wake up this morning with some pain relief but my PT wants to see me in the morning. Hopefully it wasn't anything bad becuase I don't need that right now....i'm not sure how the pain even happened becuase I have been walking everyday now for the past month and a half! Anyways thanks for the replies!

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