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son had emergency back surgery including lapendectomy. what is lapendectomy. He had cauna equine sydrome and now has no feeling below waist

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Barbb Says:
 
He probably had a laminectomy, which is removal of the part of the vertebra - bone in your back - that you can feel if you run your hand down your back. It creates more room for the spinal cord and enlarges the spinal canal so there is no pressure on the cord. Cauda equina is when there is pressure on the cord at the very bottom of the spine. If it goes untreated too long, you can lose control over bladder and bowel, and you can lose feeling in your legs. Sometimes physical therapy and rehab and time can help this feeling return. Cauda equina is a diagnosis that requires immediate treatment; the longer you wait, the worse is the damage to the spinal cord... the nerves which eventually go down your lower extremities.

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nicholas Says:
 
I huurt my back while working. My symptoms are pain in my lower back that continues down to my right foot. The pain is the worst when I sit down and sleep. some other symptoms are my entire leg goes numb. It is very painful. I used to be very active including boxing and going to the jujitsu. Now, I am in pain when I stand.

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Barbb Says:
 
This sounds like sciatica.. pinching of a nerve in your low back that travels down the back of the leg. The nerve can be pinched by one of the disks in your low back and can happen if you bend or twist wrong, like you might have done at work. Sometimes physical therapy will help, sometimes you need surgery. You need to report this to your boss at work as it may be a Workers Comp case since it happened at work, and you should see your doctor or the company doctor as soon as possible to get this documented before it gets worse. Only a doctor can prescribe proper treatment for you, whether it be therapy or medication or referral to a surgeon. He will also order x-rays or an MRI to help make the diagnosis.

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Alicia Says:
 
I had this done, due to a tumor in my lower spinal cord, The tumor rapped up so tight on some nerves that affected my left side of butt ox, half of my left left leg and part of my foot, which is partially paralyzed, but I can still walk. If I have bad digestion, it's horrible. My surgeon explained this could happen to me and it did. It'll be 5 years in August. Good to be alive, but unsettling when digestive problems arrive.

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Frankc1949 Says:
 
I had lapendectomy surgery in Jan 2009. I was at the point where I could barely walk 100 yards before my legs gave out and I had to sit to recover. It was a very progressive condition, as over a ten year period I went from soreness in my hamstrings to the point where I could barely walk. I am in excellent shape for my age (63) and have worked out regularly since my college days--including a very regimented weightlifting program two days a week (competed in power lifting tournaments for 15 years).

A week after the surgery I was walking a 1/2 mile non-stop--no pain, no side effects except for the stitches.. Two weeks after that I could walk 1.5 miles non-stop. No pain, no soreness. A month after the surgery, I was back on my weight program. Two months after surgery we took a two-week tour of Italy and I walked (literally) 3-4 hours each day (stairs, hills, concrete sidewalks, etc.) without one symptom that I used to experience. This surgery made everything well--three years later I can hunt like I could when I was in my forties--carrying a back pack or a bag of decoys (and all my other gear) for a mile if I need to. A God-send to say the least (after putting off talking to a doctor for years) as there is nothing I cannot do today.

I used the Brain and Spine Clinic in Ft. Collins CO. They have an excellent track record for results--see Dr. Donn Turner (the guy diagnosed my problem, did all the checks to ensure he understood the problem, and did the surgery.) Walked out of the hospital day 2 after (3 hour surgery) and was walking the lane to my house within 48 hours of getting home.

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i fell down the stairs to my new house and several hours later to emergency room. they sent me home as if i was looking for pills. next day was bawling. 5pm i went back,same guy dismissing me.i flipped! they did mri. i had emergency lapendectamy an spinal decompression. have cuada equina its slowly resolving been 2 weeks now. i guess you have to make some dr's do their job. he almost cost me everything

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