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How Long Will Your Back Hurt After A Discectomy In Lower Back
Usually just ...: Usually this is just incisional pain of up to 2 weeks duration.. If there was back pain equal to or worse than leg pain pre operatively, then you most likely will not get much improvement of your back pain and all bets are off if you are a smoker. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Discectomy is the a surgical procedure in which the ruptured portion of a ruptured spinal disc (the pad between two vertebrae) is removed. Disc tissue near the rupture may also be removed, but usually most of the disc is saved. If a spinal fusion is needed, a more ...Read more
Usually just ...: Usually this is just incisional pain of up to 2 weeks duration.. If there was back pain equal to or worse than leg pain pre operatively, then you most likely will not get much improvement of your back pain & all bets are off if you are a smoker. However, about 10% of disc surgery patients can experience back pain due to ongoing degenerative changes in disc over time with a 5% risk of reherniation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've sustaining a herniated disc in my lower back. How long will it take for pain to radiate down the leg?
It may not at all!: Disc herniations do not necessarily cause any leg pain or sciatica. Sometimes , you can injure your back and have back pain initially that can evolve to include the leg from minutes, to hours, to days to several weeks. Many times, as the leg pain progresses, the back pain improves, but 90% of disc herniations are treated non operatively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Core strengthening: After a time of rest and rehabilitation from surgery a program of core strengthening and stretching can be introduced gradually. But wait for direction from your surgeon before starting any such program. ...Read more
Ask surgeon: If you've had the surgery already, ask the surgeon... ...Read more
Up to several days: It can persist several days. Watch out for progressive pain, fever, weakness in your legs or incontinence as these may be signs of post-procedure bleeding or infection. Back pain is fairly common after a lumbar puncture 10-25 % and should resolve over the subsequent 3-7 days. If not you should be evaluated by a medical provider. ...Read more
Talk to MD: The nerves may have been damaged or bruised by either the operation or the disease that caused you to seek surgery. These nerves can take a long time to recover, and sometimes do not. The best judge of this is your surgeon. Talk to them about your concerns. If needed get a second opinion if not satisfied. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just got a lumbar puncture, how long should I plan to be laying down, and how long will my lower back be sore?
I had spinal fusion on lower back on 2/18/2013. I have numbness in left leg from the knee down, how long will it take for this to heal. ?
Still early ...: Once the post-surgical inflammation resolves, usually within a few months, the symptoms should improve. If other symptoms have improved and the numbness is tolerable, recommend waiting at least a year until the fusion has solidified. Discussing this first with the spine surgeon is the best thing since he or she knows the anatomy better than one can guess here. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your Doctor: This may be from an acute, self limited strain, or a more serious chronic problem. See your doctor about these symptoms. ...Read more
I pulled my lower back muscle on my right side in football. How long will it take to completely heal.?
Post surgery care: Pain after surgical procedures is variable, expected and needs close monitoring to access if dangerous. Best to call your surgical team and report your pain. They know best your situation and expected response. Be well. ...Read more
How long does it take for the pain to diminish and recover from a lower back disc and sciatica injury?
Depends: It depends upon the severity of your injury. If you had a disc protrusion that caused radiculopathy but not weakness the recovery may be faster if you do PT and take your medicine. If you experienced weakness, you may need surgery and have a different recovery period. Nobody can quote you a generic timetable without knowing specifics its speculative. In general one expects a 2-3 months, 8-12 weeks ...Read more
1 to 3 months: Your surgeon can guide you in your specific situation, but generally you need to let the soft tissues (disk, muscle, ligaments, skin) heal. That takes several months. Premature heavy lifting might cause another disk injury. Low impact aerobic activity helps recovery. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How long will my lower back pain last? I strained it lifting weights a few weeks ago. And it still hurts. Thanks in advance.
Hold the weights: See your pcp for questions re lower back pain, possible muscle sprain and guidance on cardio. Hold off on weights until no more pain. Consult with a trainer to avoid injuries, work on strengthening core muscles. Walking, swimming, stretching also good. Great you're exercising. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That can vary as to : The original diagnosis & whether it was present preop & for how long as well as if there are other underlying medical issues like diabetes, neuropathy, thyroid disease etc. -sometimes nerve tissue does not fully recover even with correct surgery & then there are less successful outcomes due to complications or to less than optimal surgical technique and procedure. So, the answer is very variable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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