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Is Having Sciatica After Laminectomy Normal
Scar vs Herniation: Given that you recently had a laminectomy, you could have re-herniated in the same area or developed scar tissue in the area causing pressure on the nerves that exit the spine. I would consult your surgeon to discuss you options, you may need new imaging to see if any changes have taken place. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more
I recently had laminectomy in aug'13, now i have gained some weight, sciatica is totally cured, is it safe for me to jog n walk to shed some pounds?
Gradual is best: A gradual increase in activity would be best. Did you undergo a course of physiotherapy? If so, then you should have been given instructions on how to gradually increase your activities. If you have not, you may wish to consult your surgeon on how to safely progress activity tolerances. Other than exercise and calorie restriction, methods of weight loss include proper nutrition and hydration. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I have had laminectomy on oct1st, 13. Still facing little sciatica pain, i usually sleep on soft foam, tell me which mattress to buy. Memory or latex?
I am experiencing sciatica pains and numbness in my left leg from scarred tissue from a L5S1 laminectomy, etc on Feb 18. It is affecting my gait and c?
Post-op scarring: You have likely lumbosacral arachnoiditis and scarring, and this is indeed a tough entity to control, but nonetheless, would urge a visit to physical therapy, commence low level aerobic exercise and stretching, and gradually increase your activity. Yes, this will be painful, but in the end, far more comfortable than your current dilemma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean if the neurosurgeon just recommended laminectomy for l5-s1 herniated disk w/leg sciatica?
80 year old mom had a l3, l4, L5 laminectomy 4 months ago. Sciatica is gone, but still has back pain when standing & weakness in legs. What can be done?
Low back pain. 8 mos post laminectomy. Need good lower back strengthening exercises. Pain dr. Claims says its bio mech changes in facets post surgery?
Possibly: There is nothing about a laminectomy that should precipitate facet pain/arthritis. But patietns with spinal stenosis who require laminectomy often have multiple back issues including facet arthritis. There could be scarring after surgery causing some pain but typically you would have some leg pain as well. After completing pt and core exercises, facet pain can easily be tested with an injeciton. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Laminectomy 4 mo ago. Have low back pain near incision / some leg pain. Epi injection didn't help. Cycling/running hurts it. Also tried resting. Mri?
Laminectomy Recovery: The pain sounds incisional or from the muscles around your operation. At four months postop, you need to give it more time. Try lower impact exercises such as elliptical trainers or swimming. This type of aerobic training has less impact on the healing muscles. Physical therapy may also help instructing proper technique to prevent aggravation. Good luck on recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was recently diagnosed with lumbar stenosis, lumbar radiculopathy and spondylothesis. I was recomended laminectomy. I have no pain in the leg, just chronic low basinpain since 2009. Will the laminectomy help?
Not likely for back: Laminectomy will help with leg or buttock symptoms. For back pain -- it is not a predictable way of addressing back pain. And with spondylolisthesis (depending on grade of the spondylolisthesis), a laminectomy only may make the back pain worse eventually, and you may have recurrent stenosis if your spondylolisthesis grade worsens. Discuss this with your surgeon, and make sure you are doing pt. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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