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What causes pain in arms and leg?

I had brain surgery may 4 to have a tumor removed by the right spinal cord everything went will the full tumor was removed. I woke up at around 4:30 am having pain on my right side (arm and leg) I m not if I should go to the ER or wait for the clinic to open?
Wed, 10 Apr 2019
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Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist 's  Response

As you had surgical excision of the tumor in the spinal cord, we need to know which location was the presence of the tumor.

Also, the pain in legs and arms is possible due to the inflammation occurring at the spinal cord level and doing icing will help reduce the pain.

This is a physiological reaction of the body and occurs post-surgery. Wait and see the symptoms for now. Only if the Symptoms are aggravating than the need to visit the surgeon who operated for clinical examination.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Jay Indravadan Patel, Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist
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