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Alleviate leg pain after herniated disc surgery

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Pain relief: Mild bed rest with elevation of lkegs behind the knees will help with stretch on the paraspinous muscles.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 41 years experience
It should on it's ..: This should do it on own if you are non smoker & your leg pain was predominant pain. Occasionlly, the nerve can still remain irritated from it's prio... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 41 years experience
That depends on why: There is still leg pain. Sometimes it is related to inflammation early postop although a retained disc fragment, a recurrent disc herniation, an unre... Read More
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 17 years experience
Ask your Surgeon: Your surgeon will guide you through treatments. Including anti-inflammatory medications (if you don't have a medical contraindication for this), he/sh... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Depends: A thorough review of your medical history and any available imaging would be essential in determining the best treatment option. Neuropathy can occur ... Read More
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Sarcoidosis: Yes, a granuloma could form around the area of a nerve for the area you describe. An MRI of that area could be useful, but few radiologists are able ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Doctors are correct: If you are having leg weakness , the nerve is being compromised and needs surgery to fix the impingement.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
Probably not: There are 4 basic treatments for this problem. Medication, physical therapy, injections, and surgery. The only treatment which has shown long term b... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Time: Persistent pain after disc surgery depends on the degree of damage to the nerve before decompression; the amount of manipulation of the nerve during s... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Neurosurgeon: The radiation of pain to the buttock and leg does point to a herniated disc at the lower lumbar region of the spine(l3-4, l4-5). Since your symptoms a... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Absolutely: Yes, although there are other potential causes as well. A detailed exam and review of your studies will likely yield the correct diagnosis and treatm... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Horn
38 years experience
MRIs are not magic: You need to see a talented specialist in the orthopedic spine issues to evaluate your problem. Just having an MRI does not necessarily mean that's not... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Variable: The length of relief varies, and some do not get any relief at all. Risks include spinal headache or leak, headache, infection, and nerve injury. The ... Read More
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