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How Long Is Recovery For Lumbar Laminectomy
The lumbar part of the spine is the low back. It is made up of five bones (most of the time) stacked one on top of the other. They are connected by disks, facet joints, and ligaments. These soft parts allow for movement controlled by the spinal muscles; the muscles can also keep it stiff when need be. The lumbar spine also contains and protects nerves to ...Read more
Depends on: That depends on your age and health status and how conditioned or deconditioned you wree at the time of sugery and how many levels were involved in your surgery but generally 3 months. ...Read more
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 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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