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Lumbar stenosis mri shows neck needs same surgery

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Old 12-28-2000, 11:36 AM   #1
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Lumbar stenosis mri shows neck needs same surgery

My husband had lumbar stenosis surgery last year and has been battling leg spasms ever since. He can't point his right foot up(they call that DROP FOOT)so that makes it difficult for him to walk without tripping. We went to neurologist and she had a MRI done of his neck and brain. It showed that the same thing that was wrong with his lower back is also in his neck area.
He is very reluctant to have more surgery because of after last surgery, which they said was a success, he has such painful spasms in his right leg and also in his lower back area, and it made him almost unable to walk. He just recently started taking Baclofen and the neurologist upped it to 80 mg. and he finally has been able to walk standing straight and doesn't have hardly any spasms. It's the best he has felt since a year ago.
Can anyone give us some suggestions on what to do.........or has anyone had the same surgery.........We will go back to surgeon next week......for consultation.

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Old 02-03-2001, 09:17 AM   #2
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Re: Lumbar stenosis mri shows neck needs same surgery

Did he have BAK cages put into lumbar vertebra? My drs. recommend this! WOndering what your husbands recovery time was just from surgery?
Hope new consultation gives hope for brighter future!

Old 02-03-2001, 06:18 PM   #3
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Re: Lumbar stenosis mri shows neck needs same surgery

Don't know if he had BAK cages. Surgeon never said anything about that.
His recovery time from that surgery seemed like an eternity because he had so many other problems that were caused by his neck but when we went back to doctor a month later for check up he said he was doing good.
He just had his neck surgery and they took out some parts of discs in 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th vertebra. It has been 3 days since surgery and he is doing better but still has spasms but surgeon said he would and to be patient...OUR PATIENCE ARE NEARING END! But he seems to be doing better. At least is up walking which he struggled to do after 1st surgery. They have him on valuim and that seems to quiet the spasms down alot.
Thanks for your reply...sorry I couldn't answer your question about recovery time.

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