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    Adult 80 deg plus

    Has anyone experienced numbness and tinging in their legs? My left leg is extremey numb lower down and ankle and I have fallen twice at work, gone way down to floor. Scary! I saw Dr. lenke last Jul and haev surgery scheduled next July - gosh, not sure what shape I'll be in by then. Terrible pain most of the time. Not sleeping too well. And, now that I can't walk withiout falling down - waht's next????:

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    Wow Rita,

    The easiest thing you can do right now is to go to a warm water therapy pool. Find a good masseuse, that's what I did and it helped.

    I had mind blowing sciatica years ago and cured it swimming in the ocean. I swam all day long. You are about as far from any ocean as anyone could be, that's why I mentioned the pool.

    Take it slow, try not to fall down.
    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 55, the new 39...
    Pre surgery curves C12,T70,L70
    A/P T2-Pelvis 01/29/08, 01/31/08 7" pelvic anchors BMP
    Dr Brett Menmuir St Marys Hospital Reno,Nevada

    Bending and twisting pics after full fusion
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    My x-rays
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    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...3&d=1228779258

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    Fortunately I landed on my knees. I have lots of bruises, sore shoulders and sore sternum - but, I just worry abgout the next tme. I do not bounce like I used to.... Ha!

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    When I consulted Dr. Boachie with a triple curve 30/80/40 Cervical, thoracic, lumbar- he told me not to wait more than 6 months.

    I had already lost lung capacity from the thoracic curve.

    I suggest discussing your symptoms with your chosen surgeon because your numbness/tingling might mean nerve impingement.
    Original scoliosis surgery 1956 T-4 to L-2 ~100 degree thoracic (triple)curves at age 14. NO hardware-lost correction.
    Anterior/posterior revision T-4 to Sacrum in 2002, age 60, by Dr. Boachie-Adjei @Hospital for Special Surgery, NY = 50% correction

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    hi Rita
    numbness and tingling usually means nerve involvement of some kind......
    back when i was first sick with Lyme, i had numbness and tingling...hands and feet...
    it was nerve damage...
    since then, i've had some numb tingly stuff from scoli, herniated discs, etc...
    i had sciatica down side of left leg for quite a while, initially didnt bother me, then last
    year i had a lot of trouble with it...finally gone now...

    do you mean you have sciatica of some kind...or something else....?

    hope you feel better....

    jess

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    You may not hear back from Rita... she posted almost 3 years ago.
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    whoops...you're right..thanks for pointing that out....

    jess

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    Those spammers really messed things up! I started checking original date/year before even looking at a thread. Otherwise, we'd drive ourselves nuts wondering why we aren't getting responses or updates from people!...lol

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