Following her 5 hours procedure, the celeb is now in recovery. According to Abby Lee Miller’s surgeon, if the Dance Moms star hadn’t undergone an emergency back surgery this early morning, she could have lost her life!
Dr. Hooman Melamed revealed that Abby had ‘extreme pain in her back, arms and neck area.’
After getting a CT scan, it was determined that she had an infection that was putting pressure on her spine!
At around 1 A.M., the doctor rushed Miller into an unplanned surgery in order to remove the infected mass.
‘She was paralyzed yesterday and could not move. She could’ve died. Forget paralysis – if she waited much longer, she would have died from this. Yesterday, Abby could not move her toes or hands. Now she can slightly. She is in recovery now,’ the specialist stated.
That sounds so serious and scary! We’re glad to hear she is recovering.
But Dr. Melamed also informed us that might need yet another procedure in the future.
However, for now, she just needs to keep resting in the hospital where her health can be closely monitored.
Apparently, Abby Lee Miller might remain there for the rest of the week.
Although we know Miller has suffered from back problems in the past, the cause of the infection is yet unknown.
Earlier in the month, one insider told us that she was admitted to a hospital due to a back issue she had been struggling with for quite some time, noting that Abby would eventually need surgery to fix the problem.
The surgeon who performed Abby’s gastric sleeve surgery, Dr. Michael Russo, previously stated that, in his opinion, the back pain stemmed from hypothyroidism.
‘Her hypothyroidism got so severe that she had an assortment of symptoms. Most dramatic is the severe muscle and bone pain in her back, shoulders, arms, and legs. When Abby first went to the ER, she was nearly unable to move her arms and legs and was having some trouble getting out of bed. She had numbing as well as tingling in her hands and feet. She could not even hold a spoon in her hand.’
‘If left untreated it has been reported people can become comatose. This is a serious medical concern,’ Dr. Russo warned at the time.