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Leg Pain After Discectomy Surgery
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
I just had laminectomy and discectomy surgery, is it concerning for me to have pain again down my leg?
Follow Up Needed:
In some patients, having a nerve "un-pinched" or decompressed during surgery can be the equivalent of having an extremity "go to sleep" and then become painful and tingly when the extremity "wakes up". In other words, the nerve could be regenerating itself. You should still follow up with your surgeon to rule out a new pinched nerve or failed operation. Any more questions? Just ask.
Deuk spine. ...Read more
Back surgery 12 days ago Discectomy L4/5/S1 to relieve leg pain After 7 days my leg pain worsened daily Excruciating Normal to get worse then better?
Discectomy L4 L5 three months ago. I had almost no leg pain after surgery. Last week severe pain came back down my leg could this be nerve damage?
Nerve pain: You need to see your spine surgeon again. It is most likely nerve irritation, that could be treated with an epidural injection and conservative care. But, it could be a re-herniation of your disc. Important to rule-out new neurological changes. Your surgeon might decide to get a new MRI after they perform a physical exam. ...Read more
C3-4 fusion, c6-7 discectomy. Now left arm shoulder pain, and left leg feels numb and heavy. Is this related to surgery or unrelated?
Call your Surgeon!: Does it really matter? It is not normal, and if you cannot get ahold of your surgeon asap, then go to the er for evaluation if you are not in first post-op week (you didn't tell us). Neurological symptoms are never a good thing. ...Read more
23m s/p l5-s1 discectomy w/ daily moderate-severe back pain & radiculopathy both leg. What is my next treatment option? More epidural? Fusion surgery?
23m-rupture discs w/ 5mm retrolisthesis (l4/5&l5/s1) s/p discectomy surgeon doesn't want surgery, 2nd opinion recommended hybrid lumbar fusion. What should I do? Daily pain 6+/10 back & both legs 2yrs
Be careful: Make sure seeking advice from well-trained spine surgeon. The pathology you mention will not necessarily cause the symptoms you list. Let's say you have herniated discs/lumbar stenosis, nerve impingement, then that will explain your leg pain. And after failing appropriate conservative management decompression surgery will help. But be very careful with surgery for back only pain -- esp.@ 23Y.O. ...Read more
Hi! 10 weeks out from far lateral micro discectomy l3-l5. 2 bilateral blocks worked great for intense leg pain. Should I still have back pain?
No: May be related to instability of spine. ...Read more
Broad based protusion l5s1reg severe back, testicle, buttock\leg pain 4 past year. Meds\pysio only manage it. What are odds of a doc giving a discectomy? Been having some pysio and ry needling work done
I had Ant. Cerv. Discectomy in 2012. Pain and grinding sound in neck, fingers turn blue, numbness in hands and leg, pain in back going to left leg.?
Something else: Symptoms in legs have nothing to do with your neck. The grinding is consistant most likely with bony scar tissue from the surgery, which is not a reason for repeat surgery. You need nerve studies to see if you have an underlying nerve disease (neuropathy). I would see a neurologist ...Read more
I recently had a discectomy L5 s1 about ten days ago iam still having severe sciatica pain shooting down through my leg how long should I expect this level of pain?
3 months: Surgery will remove the disc so it will not heal normally but can result in reduction in pain and resolving any lasting nerve damage due to the disc herniation. Healing can take up to 3 months. Healing on its own will take time and may keep the integrity of the disc intact which may be the best at keeping the disc as normal as possible. Healing on its own can take up to 6-9 months or longer. ...Read more
Sister had lumbar micro discetomy 3-17-14 the first 2 dayswas feelingbetteryesterday today she has feet and legs pain is that normal pain is worse tod?
Call her surgeon: This may be part of her post operative course but impossible to tell for sure. I would recommend she call her surgeon with her symptoms and see if they would like to evaluate her. ...Read more
Acl n menicus tear no surgery yet now my opposite leg feel upper quad pain etc could it be due to my knee injury can good leg be compensating?
This certainly sounds like "overuse" syndrome. (Unless, of course you injured BOTH knees with the same incident.
Hope this is helpful
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Ectopic surgery 4 months missed period by 5 days lower abdomen pain, lower back and legs pain pregnncy test negative?
Confirm: Most likely you are starting a period and it is simply coming at a later time. However, given your history, it is important to confirm that you are not pregnant. You may consider getting a serum pregnancy test. ...Read more
15% recurrent disc r: Recurrent disc15% 2% infx rate.Get a more detailed answer ›
Case by case: Each case is different. Individual evaluation is critical ...Read more
I had micro discectomy but needed second op when bone fragments and disc debris was found is this usual or a poor first surgery?
Back surgery: It is not uncommon after back surgery to have additional fragments of discor b. ...Read more
Did discectomy and laminectomy surgery on august 2012, still can't bend and my back feel heavy, how long it take to be normal and I can run as before?
See below: Any time u have a surgery & something doesn't seem right, contact the surgeon. S/he can best advise recovery times. Physical therapy (if ok'd by surgeon) should help. Muscles may be tight/in spasm; moist heat to affected areas should help relax them. Doc may rx muscle relaxer if that is problem. Massage therapy can also relax sore, stiff muscles. But have surgeon re-evaluate. ...Read more
Varies: Each surgeon is different but overall between 30 min and 2 hours, depending on the experience of the surgeon. ...Read more
If it is you!: It depends on one's perspective and really on how healthy you are and how severe the disc herniation is and if any other associated pathology or if there was any other prior surgery or treatment (radiation) through the surgical approach that may complicate the surgery or if you are a smoker, obese, diabetic, have an existing chronic remote infection, renal disease etc. ...Read more
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