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Can I sleep on my sides after lumbar surgery

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rowan Paul
15 years experience Sports Medicine
Probably not normal: I would see the anesthesiologist, to rule out a dural leak, especially if you back pain is associated with headaches
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience Family Medicine
Check it out: See your doc. Mathis,amount of pain seems not normal
Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Back pain: The pain should be getting better, you may have little soreness over the puncture site in the back not bad pain, have it checked out.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. LINDILE SOGA
Specializes in
Don’t see any prob : I don’t think there’s a problem lying on the side after a successful herniorhaphy. Postoperative pain is also normal afte4 only one week but should se ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Audrey Lance
13 years experience Gynecology
Ok to sleep on side: You just need to make sure you are not laying on the catheter itself. As long as you are not laying on the tubing, it will still flow.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Should not be: A problem , you will have slight discomfort for just few days , your body will tell you what position to sleep.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Babak Farzaneh
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: I do not believe sleep will help. Fillers may be helpful but it should be done only by a very experienced injector. It is very easy to overcorrect thi ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bogdan Popa
25 years experience Anesthesiology
Actually no...: Patient Controlled Epidural Anesthesia (PCEA) is an excellent method to deliver local and narcotic anesthesia at the spinal cord levels involved in th ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
45 years experience Sports Medicine
Way you are comfort: Initially for the first day may be sleeping on your back would help if there would be any bleeding from sugery to happen, however after that sleep an ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pillow: Often, a shoulder arthroscopy produces strain on the rotator cuff muscles that need time to recover. The rotator cuff is stretched when you sleep on t ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Few weeks: After the reconstruction.

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