anterior cervical discectomy and fusion C3-4 &C4-5
Two years ago I slipped and fell in a bath tub. I hit my neck very hard. Since then I have seen a number of Drs including a Neurosurgeon. My systoms were pain in my neck area, restricted movement in the neck area. My left and right arm painful and a numbing in my left hand. After the Neurosurgeon operated, I regained my right arm but my left arm still is painful if I move my neck in a certain way. My left hand also drops what is ever in the hand sporadically.
The real problem is with my legs. About a year after I fell, my legs began to be very painful. My feet go to sleep. I also wake at night with pain in my legs. The Surgeon says that it cannot be linked to my neck problems. I can't believe it since they never were painful before the accident. thank you
Are you sure you didn't injury your low back in the same fall? The cervical spine can cause problems in the legs due to spinal cord compression and canal stenosis, this disorder is called Cervical Myelopathy. This condition is something that generally progresses over a considerable amount of time and isn't something that would be typically caused by an accident, but I guess its possible.
Did you have a post-op MRI? If you did, get the films and go see another surgeon.
It could be what kalvin suggested as cervical myelopathy can cause weakness and poor gait problems in the legs. Or the fall could of caused a misalignment of ur lower back causing problems. I has severe spondylolisthesis which caused severe bilateral foraminal stenosis which caused significant bilateral root nerve compression at l5/s1 which resulted in the impairment of the function in my legs. Real weak, abnormal gait...it wasn't fun. Wouldn't hurt to get things checked, take care:)
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