I was recently diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy. My symptoms include numbness and tingling in hands and feet and balance problems. There is no known "cause" according to the doctors, but I can't help but think that it is a direct effect of an extensive spinal fusion I had in 2006. I am otherwise healthy. I was fused T4 - L4. The balance problems have become so pronounced that I have been falling alot. (I don't drink) I just fractured my wrist in a fall September of 2012. I would like to know if anyone else has had a similar experience - Michele
Spinal fusion is unlikely to have been caused due to spinal fusion. This commonly occurs due to hormonal/ endocrine/ metabolic conditions, secondary to a few medications etc; while in most cases a cause cannot be identified. I would suggest discussing the management plan in detail with your treating neurologist.
Hope this helps.
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