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Pain After Lumbar Laminectomy
Thigh pain: My first answer is missed hip arthritis. This causes pain from groin to knee, worse getting up from sitting. Commonly missed by spine surgeons too focused on abnormal MRI and not performing a complete exam. Not intentional, just happens. If fusion has failed, this could also cause pain into groins/thighs. A good exam and studies including x-rays would be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
LP complications: When spinal tap is done, if difficult, you might have local external bruising, swelling, and tenderness. Rarely, a local infection could occur. Typically, the usual reactions dissipate within a day or two. If symptoms are worsening, contact your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Failed back syndrome: Persistent or recurrent pain years after a spinal fusion is not uncommon. There is a known increased incidence of premature degeneration of the adjacent disc spaces above and below a fused segment. This condition can manifest itself as low back pain and/or leg pain (i.e., sciatica). This may indicate compression of the spinal nerves and may require a formal evaluation from a spine specialist. ...Read more
Wear/Tear: With previous back surgery, sometimes pain can result from the wear and tear of the levels above/below your surgery that takes place after a fusion surgery. If this is the case, recommend seeing your spine surgeon or a spine/pain specialist to evaluate this further. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Thigh pain: After fusion can be multifactorial. It can be due to nerve irritation along the front of the thigh, nerve irritation after decompression, hip flexor stretch, etc. Most often this settles down in a few weeks but you should bring it up with your surgeon to have them evaluate you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ok, had facet joint injections-thoaracic, after epidurals failed...What is next pain management 4 thoracic spine 6 bulgd disc, help?
Unlikely: Spine surgery has predictably good outcomes for neurological symptoms (pinched nerves) and symptomatic spinal instability (i.e. Severe fracture/dislocation, severe deformity, tumor, etc.). Spine surgery for neck/back pain without a neurological component is controversial, as outcomes are unpredictable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain from spine surgery years after 3 failed back surgeries. I also have spinal stenosis, spinal fusions, fibromyalgia, severe scar tissue, bad hip?
Post-op pain: Zulma1 - back pain in the acute post-op period is expected and usually decreases as you begin to recover. There are different ways to surgically perform a laminectomy and each have their own degree of pain post-operatively usually located at the site of the incision and oftentimes along the back muscles that were irritated during the operation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a hemilaminectomy, discectomy, partial facetctomy, foraminotomy, l5--s1 1 having numbness in foot and pain in buttocks. Dr recommends spinal fusion another dr recommends spinal lamina.I'm confused.
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