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I’m now 7 months post emergency decompression op ( microdiscecomy / laminectomy L4 L5) for sudden onset CES and I’m told I’m doing well.
Bladder & bowel seem to be recovering ok and my backs not in pain ( huge relief and surprising as the A&E dept took 80 + hrs to get me to surgery despite arriving with classic red flag symptoms).
My legs and feet are my main issue now as I have severe foot drop both L & R and my gluteus, calf and other leg muscles remain very weak even after months of excercises and Physio,
walking and swimming.
Self employed and being unable to walk means I can’t work. So there’s additional stress there.
I’d really like to hear from others as to what’s worked for you in aiding recovery.
What specific physio excercises helped your legs and feet recover ?
Does anyone know of any vitamin therapy that helps nerve growth ?
Any other therapies ( acupuncture / massage ) that have helped ?
Is it possible to make a full recovery from CES ?
Thanks very much
50 year old Uk male with family to support
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