... have been in pain every since my surgery and I am on meds. My legs have started getting so weak they go out from under me. I moved to another state and I have been to see a spine dr here. They did mri and said there's nothing wrong. Then why am I getting so weak
Get a 2nd opinion. With symptoms like that there's obviously something wrong, unless when you moved you're trying to continue to get whatever meds your were on, that will get a reaction like this. If it's not that definitely get another opinion.
Before you moved what was being said by the surgeon? No therapy recommended? Sounds strange it this has been going on ever since the surgery that there was not follow-up ordered.
On youtube, there are some very interesting videos with a Dr. David M. Glick discussing the limitations of MRI and another video on the difficulties of diagnosing pain ... well worth the look.
As far as getting weaker, I can relate to that as I have inflammatory polymyositis, a degenerative muscle disease with no known cure. You might have a neurologist check for that also.
Hi Becky, my legs would give out, and I would hit the ground before my spinal surgery. The bones were pressing on the main nerve that helps you walk. My first surgery, with 2 rods and fusion didn’t work, but it did stop the embarrassing falls. I was told that tests don’t always show the compressed nerve. I just had my second surgery a month ago, here’s hoping it will work this time. Definitely don’t give up, get a second opinion. Good luck :)
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