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Numbness / nerve irritation post adult scoliosis surgery

HolisticHHolistic Posts: 1
edited 09/03/2015 - 10:22 PM in Scoliosis

I had scoliosis correction surgery (spinal fusion with rods put into place) over 3 and 1/2 months ago and the last two weeks or so I have been experiencing new nerve irritation/ pain in an area that was initially just numb -- case in point the area to the side of my left thigh.

I am wondering if anyone has any insights into this and what if anything helps the healing process?
(Also, for healing post surgery numbness in general)



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  • edited 09/05/2015 - 5:01 AM
    Hi. I had surgery over 15 yrs ago. I'm 37 now and it was a large area of my back that was fused. I had numbness around the surgery area. That took a long time to regain becuz they cut the nerves but since you have pain outside of that. I'd chat with your dr about the numbness and research a good chiropractor who also does soft tissue work. I had to hunt and pray until I found a good one. I recommend Physical Therapy too. That can be a huge help regaining strength which you'll need to compensate for the restricted area. Good luck to you!
    Kristi W
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