I had weakness in my calves, herperrflexia, gait diturbance. No pain or injury. MRI showed hypertrophy of ligamentum flavum with edema and loss of all spinal fluid at T-11...lucky I could urinate or walk. Had removal of ligament and laminectomy...80% improved in 2 mos. Repeat MRI at 2 mos showed reexpansion of the cord on sagittal but still "whiteout" at just that one level on horizontal. Was told this was myelomalacia due to previous longstanding insult.CSF is back. Surgical wounds are fine. How safe is it to exercise: treadmill, elliptical, no jogging? Light weights, no overhead? I'm not worried about wound dehiscence, just stirring up and overheating the myelin or fatiguing it. The weightlifting feels great: good endorphins, no pain, good blood flow, etc, but the next day I may notice a little weakness in thighs and tentativeness walking down stairs (gait). I was told my disease won't naturally progress, but can this non-traumatic exercise stress the cord (or myelin)
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.