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alleviate leg pain after herniated disc surgery

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
44 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Pain relief: Mild bed rest with elevation of lkegs behind the knees will help with stretch on the paraspinous muscles.
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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
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Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
16 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Singer
29 years experience Neurosurgery
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
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Dr. Mark Weston
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Flrg numbness: What part of you leg is numb? Top of the foot is L5 bottom of the foot and heel is the s1 nerve root if a compression is seen on MRI of the nerve roo ... Read More
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Dr. Marci Dietrich
41 years experience Bariatrics
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
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
30 years experience Addiction Medicine
Doctors are correct: If you are having leg weakness , the nerve is being compromised and needs surgery to fix the impingement.
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
21 years experience Family Medicine
Perhaps: You need to see the orthopedic or neurosurgeon for exam and evaluation for the laser procedure
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
37 years experience Rheumatology
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 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Berkley
25 years experience Pain Management
Can't tell: It's impossible to answer without seeing the scan, examining you and knowing what treatment you've had. Whatever you do, please see a spine specialist ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
54 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
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
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
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
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
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