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    Tingling!

    Anyone have these symptoms?? I have tingling and muscle twitching in both legs and extreme pain behind one knee... Ouch! Anybody relieved of similar symptoms after surgery???

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    Quote Originally Posted by asha View Post
    Anyone have these symptoms?? I have tingling and muscle twitching in both legs and extreme pain behind one knee... Ouch! Anybody relieved of similar symptoms after surgery???
    Especially for the first few weeks after surgery, I had tingling and twitching all over my back and down both legs. I think some of the twitching had to do with the pain meds. The tingling/numbness took a few months to go away in my legs, and I still have a little in my back, but it's not very bothersome now (one year later).

    When was your surgery?
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    Debbe - 50 yrs old

    Milwalkee Brace 1976 - 79
    Told by Dr. my curve would never progress

    Surgery 10/15/08 in NYC by Dr. Michael Neuwirth
    Pre-Surgury Thorasic: 66 degrees
    Pre-Surgery Lumbar: 66 degrees

    Post-Surgery Thorasic: 34 degrees
    Post-Surgery Lumbar: 22 degrees

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    Oops. I forgot to mention that I have not had surgery yet. I'm planning on having it this Spring.
    Pre-op thorasic curve of 50 degrees reduced to 18 degrees!! 8 years later Hardware removed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by asha View Post
    Oops. I forgot to mention that I have not had surgery yet. I'm planning on having it this Spring.
    OK, well then the tingling you're feeling now is probably nerve related, due to disks compressing the nerves in your back. Prior to surgery, I had some of that down my right thigh, and it completely and totally disappeared after the surgery.
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    Debbe - 50 yrs old

    Milwalkee Brace 1976 - 79
    Told by Dr. my curve would never progress

    Surgery 10/15/08 in NYC by Dr. Michael Neuwirth
    Pre-Surgury Thorasic: 66 degrees
    Pre-Surgery Lumbar: 66 degrees

    Post-Surgery Thorasic: 34 degrees
    Post-Surgery Lumbar: 22 degrees

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    I'm so happy to hear that! Thanks!
    Pre-op thorasic curve of 50 degrees reduced to 18 degrees!! 8 years later Hardware removed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by asha View Post
    I'm so happy to hear that! Thanks!
    Make sure you tell the surgeon about these symptoms, and ask outright if they could be resolved by the surgery.
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    Debbe - 50 yrs old

    Milwalkee Brace 1976 - 79
    Told by Dr. my curve would never progress

    Surgery 10/15/08 in NYC by Dr. Michael Neuwirth
    Pre-Surgury Thorasic: 66 degrees
    Pre-Surgery Lumbar: 66 degrees

    Post-Surgery Thorasic: 34 degrees
    Post-Surgery Lumbar: 22 degrees

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    Thanks Debbe. I will ask him.
    Pre-op thorasic curve of 50 degrees reduced to 18 degrees!! 8 years later Hardware removed...

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