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  • Luana
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    10 weeks ago I had Emergency spine surgery and iv drip antibiotics for 40 weeks. I still have tingling in both legs and the left hip buttock and knee are still not responding. I use a Cain to walk. My abdomen is swelling and sore. Distended. I have regular bowel and urine . I think my pelvic muscles can’t hold my stomach up. I’m 52 female 5’2” 170 lbs I did buy support undies but I’m in pain 4

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Your information is not complete so what I glean from this is that you had a “cyst” at T10-11 that was probably causing canal compression and had an emergency surgery to remove it. You then developed a subsequent staph infection and have been on antibiotics for 40 weeks????

    Normally, a staph infection is treated for 6 weeks with IV access antibiotics and 6 weeks with oral antibiotics so I am unclear why your treatment is so prolonged. Maybe, you had a fusion with metal hardware and they are trying to suppress the infection until you develop a fusion and then remove the hardware?

    Did you have an anterior approach (thru the belly) which is why you complain of your stomach muscles?

    Dr. Corenman

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