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How Long Is Recovery For Lumbar Laminectomy
12 weeks in total : Ususlly you can return to all activities and sports after 12 weeks post operatively. ...Read more
How long should i expect pain to last after a lumbar laminectomy? When should I go back to the dr if pain continues?
2 weeks after lumbar laminectomy (stenosis/bulge disk). Have constant leg pain which was only sporadic pre-surgury. Is this normal? If so for how long?
Leg pain Laminectomy: Leg pain after lumbar surgery can occur from blood irritating the nerves during healing or from mechanical manipulating of the nerves during decompression. This type of pain will usually resolve after a couple of weeks. If pain is constant, it might also be a recurrent disk herniation. I would consult with your surgeon for pain management and diagnosis. ...Read more
This depends on : Several factors: your age, physical condition, underlying medical issues, your weight, smoking status, the diagnosis for your surgery and number of levels involved as well as presence of any other spine issues other than the one addressed by the surgery. In general, most people are bactk to their usual routines in 6-12 weeks after surgery? ...Read more
The excision or : Surgical removal of the posterior roof of the vertebral bone of the lumbar (lower back) spine which is labeled the lamina to access the spinal canal where the neural tissue is found and the indications are multiple. There are 5 lumbar vertebra. ...Read more
This is done for : Spinal stenosis or a large disc herniation causing predominantly leg pain that has failed non op care including: time, medication, physical therapy and possibly epidural steroid injections. It should not be done for predominantly back pain or in someone with imaging evidence of instability as the sole procedure. ...Read more
That is a good one : There can be many reasons including that maybe you should not have had the laminectomy in the first place to that you are out of shape or you never were rehabilitated correctly or this is not your first spine surgery or you smoke, are obese or have underlying medical problems or multiple other sources for your back pain other than the one addressed by the laminectomy. Speak to your surgeon. ...Read more
Foot Drop: Any operation around the lumbar spinal canal can put nerve roots at risk. The most common levels are between l4/l5 and l5/s1. The nerves at these levels control calf muscles responsible for raising or lowering the toes and although new weakness or paralysis is not common, there will always be a small potential risk. ...Read more
7 days post lumbar laminectomy. Up and about. Any need to continue compression stockings at night?
Could Be: How much pain pain you are in depends on the type of surgery and how much nerve damage you had before that. In many cases the leg pain goes away when the pressure is taken off the nerve. How quickly that happens may depend on how long you have had the problem and whether or not there is any nerve damage. In most cases people do improve. The is what is the exact diagnosis and the best treatment. ...Read more
No: If there was a complete diskectomy, there is nothing left to herniated, but if the surgeon just shaved the disk, then re-herniation can occur. ...Read more
Sometimes: It can be related to how you were sutured to developing a collection of fluid under your incision like a hematoma or seroma. Or more occasionally from a spinal fluid leak -sometimes it is do to a remaining adjacent spinous process that is now prominant as the others were removed as part of the laminectomy. ...Read more
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