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    Old 10-25-2007, 09:04 AM   #1
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    titanium plate and damaged nerves in feet

    MY dad had L4+L5 fusion 5 years ago and has never been the same. He can hardly walk cause of damaged nerves in feet. He feels dizzy, some days and billious and is on 3 pain killers a day and cannot function like he used to. Would this titanium plate be causing anything like this as he has not had another MRI since the back op 5 years ago?

     
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    Old 10-25-2007, 08:39 PM   #2
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    Re: titanium plate and damaged nerves in feet

    It does sound like residual nerve damage - though not necessarily due to the plates or screws in his back. He should see a neurological surgeon as soon as possible to be evaluated to determine the cause of the nerve damage.
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