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I had a fusion w/instrumentation on June 23. I went to PT…

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I had a fusion w/instrumentation on June 23. I went to PT which did not hurt during therapy, but the next morning was painful to the right side of my midline back. I have no strength in my legs and am still using a walker or cane for short distances. I asked the doctor about the pain and he just said it's probably muscles. I'm not gaining any strength. I do not have the pain I had before surgery, but I don't see my legs getting any stronger.

Doctor's Assistant: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?

No swelling. Sitting better. The more I try to walk or exercise, the weaker the legs get

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I have diabetes, medicine controlled. I've had 2 previous back fusions

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Neurology
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Neurologist: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 9 months ago
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I have a few more questions to ask, is that ok?

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