Neuropathy | Last Active: Aug 14 10:45am | Replies (33)
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I had a sudden onset, literally overnight. First my right foot then left. It felt like I was stepping on pebbles and then I couldn’t feel them. Had to give up driving and walking my dog. Now I can barely walk around my house and need my Walker or I will fall. It took months to get an appointment with a neurologist who diagnosed length dependent peripheral neuropathy. She referred me to the local spine clinic. I had a consultation with the neurosurgeon’s assistant who was ready to sign me up for surgery. I was not ready to take that step and nowhere did I see information that suggested neuropathy could be cured by surgery. As my condition has continued to deteriorate and involve the proper functioning of my digestive system I am going ahead with surgery. My neurosurgeon thinks that my spinal stenosis and spondiliothesis(spelling?) are causing my neuropathy. We shall see, my sciatica at least may be helped.