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Have had numbness in feet after extensive spinal surgery last

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Have had numbness in feet after extensive spinal surgery last Dec. but now I am experiencing numbness up to my calf. Does this require the care of a neurologist? How can I regain the normal feeling in my legs?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Mel. replied 7 years ago.

Hello Joan,

 

Welcome to Just Answer.

 

You have probably either got an impinged nerve in the spine, or inflammation of a nerve.

 

This is not uncommon following spinal surgery, but seven momths on does seem a long time to still be suffering.

 

You would need a neurologist. He will perform tests and scans to establish a definite diagnosis and then give you appropriate treatment.

 

Please don't carry on suffering like this because they will be able to help you.

 

I do hope you get it sorted out soon so that you can return to a normal life again.

 

With my very best wishes

Mel.

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