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    Old 01-13-2009, 03:27 PM   #1
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    back problem and foot drop

    I have been told that i need back surgery right of way. if i delay the surgery i could wind up with foot drop. is there any studies that show delaying back surgery might cause foot drop

     
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    Re: back problem and foot drop

    [QUOTE=deduke1907;3848289]I have been told that i need back surgery right of way. if i delay the surgery i could wind up with foot drop. is there any studies that show delaying back surgery might cause foot drop[/QUOTE]

    Yes, you are showing signs of nerve damage if you develop foot drop. That is one of the criteria for surgery on an emergent basis....which means that you need surgery sooner, rather than later.
    If you should develop foot drop, the longer it is there, the more likely it can become permanent . I am a case in point. I developed foot drop in September of 2005. I had surgery in March of 2006. I had a partial foot drop which became a total foot drop....due to the delay in surgery. Once I saw the surgeon, I had surgery within 10 days......but it was too late to fix the nerve damage.
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