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How long will your back hurt after a discectomy in lower back?

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 more

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Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
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Discectomy (Definition)

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


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Is it normal to have right lower back pain after discectomy?

Is it normal to have right lower back pain after discectomy?

Not really: Not enough info for detailed answer: how long after? Many potential causes incl. scarring, other disc injury, QL spasm, SI inflammation or ligament injury, acute SI or lumbar vertebral dysfunction, etc.I recommend exam by a dr. skilled in hands-on osteopathic diagnosis & manipulation - someone who can truly differentiate cause can give you the best answer ...Read more

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I had a l4-l5 discectomy 5 months ago and still have lots of lower back pain in the mornings mostly, will it ever heal completely?

Talk to your doctor: I counsel my patients that the primary goal of a discectomy is to relieve a pinched nerve, which thereby will relieve pain radiating down the leg. Relief of back pain is not the main goal of a discectomy, although sometimes we get lucky and the back pain does get better. Back pain can be much trickier to treat and surgery is often not the answer for that, so see your surgeon to discuss options. ...Read more

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I had a discectomy for L5 s1 almost 2 years ago. I still have low back pain. The doctor sees no reason for it and now I have tightness in my upper back. What should I do?

Post-discectomy synd: Patients need to remember that the main indication for a discectomy surgery is to relieve leg pain or sciatica. Most times, the back pain after discectomy is not debilitating and can be dealt with with exercise and medication. A smaller percentage of the time, the pain is more severe. The pain can be secondary to degeneration of the remaining disc, instability, adjacent discs or muscular. ...Read more

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I am having severe lower back pain and being told it is the scar tissue. I had two lymptomy and disctomy and have lose 51lbs what's next?

I am having severe lower back pain and being told it is the scar tissue. I had two lymptomy and disctomy and have lose 51lbs what's next?

Core strengthening: Congratulations on the weight loss- that is certainly a step in the right direction. Any issues in the spine cause decreased function of the core stabilizers. Surgery further decreases the function of these muscles. A good physical therapist can teach you how to functionally strengthen your transverse abdominus- and look at your muscle imbalances to give you an individualized program. ...Read more

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Why does my lower back hurt when i get through running long distances?

Why does my lower back hurt when i get through running long distances?

2+ possibilities : Multiple possibilities: one, pain from an irritated intervertebral disk (such as one with a small tear) can increase after repetitive impact exercise such as running. A less common cause and sometimes related to disk pain is a postural issue, such as if a runner has a hyperlordotic (increased low back) curve, creating a mechanical cause for pain. Rarely, slippage of vertebrae can be a cause. ...Read more

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As long as I am sitting I am fine, but when I get up walk just a little my insides and outside shakes. my back hurt in the lower back, ?

As long as I am sitting I am fine, but when I get up walk just a little my insides and outside shakes. my back hurt in the  lower back, ?

Back pain and shakes: Shaking makes me think of anxiety conditions however the back pain makes that less likely. I would focus on your back perhaps starting with x-rays of the area that hurts. We would want to make sure that you don't have spinal stenosis, alkalosing spondylitis, severe osteoarthritis of the spine or some other condition in which the nerves in the spinal canal have become compressed. ...Read more

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How long will my lower back hurt after spinal tap? cant hardly set back.

How long will my lower back hurt after spinal tap? cant hardly set back.

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

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Diskectomy (Definition)

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