2 weeks ago I had a Laminectomy of L2-S1. I am still unable to walk, without a walker, legs are weak and numb. Also, the pain in my legs, nerve pain is still unbearable. I still have numbness in legs, feet, and knees. Is this normal? Also when should I start physical therapy, right away, or when I am able to walk?
you know everyone is different. you might have a lot of nerve dammage from before surgery. They say you never get it back but I got my dropped foot back on the table. It has been 15 years since my surgery and to me it sounds like you may need phy. therpy to help you walk and pain pills to help you through the ruff times ahead. hope u r feeling better. sharon, Pa
I think you should wait at least the 6 weeks to see if anything change. I had the same surgery in December 2012, and I did fine for the first day of surgery until about 6 weeks and than I start having problem on the opposite side, which I think is strange, so it might be some nerve issues, So hang in there.
I had a laminectomy of T6 to T9 in November 2013, it's now march 2014 and my legs still numbe and feet are tingly with pins and needles, I walk with a frame but can walk a few steps alone unaided, just be very patient , it's a major operation and takes time to heal, not only the outside but the inside too, don't rush it and do things only that u are capable of doing without pain and u will be fine, good luck
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