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26 Jan 2006

Back
Morn,

I have a problem,i had a back operation 13years ago "Harrington Rodds" succesfull. I never had back pain though, the reason for the operation was simply because my spine was growing skew. My problem is this i run on the treadmill on a speed off 9.5 for 20min but after about 8min my feet go dead,"sleeping". I just keep on running its been like this for about 2months now. Is this because off my back or?
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ChiroDoc

01 Jan 0001

Could possibly be due to your back - the Harrington Rods restrict normal movement in the spine and over 13 years we can expect a certain degree of "calcification" to take place. This in turn often encroaches on the intervertebral foramina and may result in some nerve root irritation which is aggravated through some forms of activity. It may be advisable to consult a Neurologist or Neurosurgeon to determine the precise nature and cause of your symptoms.
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