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it is 1 year since I had my operation for spinal stenosis & I still cant walk properly due to numbness i my feet will this ever get better

By Anonymous January 23, 2015 - 5:44am
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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for coming to us with your concern.

Only your surgeon can answer this question.

Your surgeon knows the extent and location of the stenosis, what specific procedure was performed, nerve involvement and prognosis.

Spinal stenosis is narrowing of the spinal column that causes pressure on the spinal cord, or narrowing of the openings where
spinal nerves leave the spinal column.

Surgery is done to relieve pressure on the nerves or spinal cord. The procedure may include removing a bulging disc, removing part of the vertebra bone, or widening the opening where the spinal nerves are located.

You must report the numbness in your feet and the inability to walk properly to your surgeon.

Spine surgery will often partly or fully relieve symptoms in your legs or arms. It is hard to predict if you will improve and how much relief surgery will provide.


January 23, 2015 - 10:06am
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