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Back Surgery (Definition)

Any surg that enters the muscles & beyond. Usually means involving work on the bone structurs disks r considered back surgery. They include a multitude of procedures. 2 ...Read more


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How common is it to have unresolved nerve pain in feet and legs after lower back pain surgery?

How common is it to have unresolved nerve pain in feet and legs after lower back pain surgery?

Depends: Some nerve injuries take a long time to recover, and some never do. In general, the younger and healthier you are, your chance of complete recovery is better - providing you have not waited too long and your nerve damage has not become permanent. ...Read more

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Returning leg pain after lower back surgery, what to do?

Returning leg pain after lower back surgery, what to do?

This is somewhat: dependent on what your diagnosis was and indications for the surgery as well as what type of surgery was performed. Other factors include how much time has past since the surgery, smoking history , medical history and has anything happened since the surgery such as an injury that may have caused onset of these symptoms. This is best reviewed with your surgeon to decide any actions needed. ...Read more

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What can cause back pain after knee surgery?

What can cause back pain after knee surgery?

Altered walking: I see this fairly often and it is usually do to a change in the way a person walks after the knee surgery. They will tend to favor the operated leg and this will cause excessive strain on their other joints including their back . Usually when the knee gets better and the walking improved the back pain gets better too. ...Read more

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Why is there typically hip pain after back surgery?

Why is there typically hip pain after back surgery?

There isn't: When most people refer to their hip, they really mean their buttocks which is a common area for referred back pain. Generally, hip joint pain occurs in the groin. ...Read more

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How long does the numbness and pain in left leg last after lower spinal surgery?

How long does the numbness and pain in left leg last after lower spinal surgery?

That can vary as to : The original diagnosis & whether it was present preop & for how long as well as if there are other underlying medical issues like diabetes, neuropathy, thyroid disease etc. -sometimes nerve tissue does not fully recover even with correct surgery & then there are less successful outcomes due to complications or to less than optimal surgical technique and procedure. So, the answer is very variable. ...Read more

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Is new SEVERE right leg pain normal 2 weeks after spinal fusion?? I got the surgery for pain and numbness in the left leg which is much better.

Is new SEVERE right leg pain normal 2 weeks after spinal fusion?? I got the surgery for pain and numbness in the left leg which is much better.

Not @all. See your-: -surgeon. If there were pedical screws used, there could be extrusion of the threads into the foramina. This is not something you should wait on but contact him/her now. ...Read more

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After having revision surgery to brace broken screws in my back with more screws I have terrible pain in left hip and thigh ?

After having revision surgery to brace broken screws in my back with more screws I have terrible pain in left hip and thigh 

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Surgery!: This is most likely related to your surgery. You will want to see the doctor that did the revision since he put you back together the second time. He can review the surgical details and tell you if he/she thinks this is the cause. ...Read more

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Bulging disc in lower back. right side hip pain and sciatic shooting pains down legs. medications or non surgical treatments for relief?

Bulging disc in lower back. right side hip pain and sciatic shooting pains down legs. medications or non surgical treatments for relief?

USUALLY: Over 90% of bulging discs with sciatica will get better without surgery. Non-surgical treatments (PT, Chiro, etc) along with either medications (NSAIDs or short burst of oral steroids) and possibly Epidural steroid injection should take care of most. ...Read more

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Can a nerve block performed for surgery cause "sciatica" the excruciating sharp shooting pain from my butt down through my leg and foot?

Can a nerve block performed for surgery cause "sciatica" the excruciating sharp shooting pain from my butt down through my leg and foot?

Hard to say: Many times if you have post procedure pain it can last a few days up to 1-2 weeks. If you are not feeling better, ask your doctor if they might give you something for this pain for the next few days while you wait to see surgeon. ...Read more

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Pain on lower left back/upper butt cheek. Pain worsens to stand for long periods of time. Pain can shoot down leg sometimes. ?

Pain on lower left back/upper butt cheek. Pain worsens to stand for long periods of time. Pain can shoot down leg sometimes. ?

Sciatic nerve pain: In all likelihood you have compression on the sciatic nerve. This can come from the lower back where the nerve exits the spinal cord. Compression from disc disease or injury, narrowing of the foramina or injury can cause this. See your physician for a consult. An MRI may be indicated to make the diagnosis. Ice, rest, and physical therapy can help. Ibuprophen or naprosyn (naproxen) may also help the pain. ...Read more

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What causes burning pain in the knee, lower leg after having arthroscopic knee surgery 1 week ago? Is this normal? Scar tissue removal under patella?

What causes burning pain in the knee, lower leg after having arthroscopic knee surgery 1 week ago? Is this normal? Scar tissue removal under patella?

Scar tissue: It is possible that after having the arthroscopic surgery burning discomfort could be as a result of them having placed a steroid medication in your knee after your surgery. It could also be at the sites where the portals were created causing some burning in the skin during the healing process. ...Read more

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What cause back pain after laparoscopic surgery?

What cause back pain after laparoscopic surgery?

Position: While shoulder pain is often attributed to irritation if the diaphragm by carbon dioxide gas uses in laparpscopy, back pain is most often a consequence of laying down flat on your back without moving while under general anesthesia. It should be self limited, and when postop pain permits, some back stretching may help. ...Read more

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Have groin hip and back pain 2 weeks after lumbar revision surgery?

Have groin hip and back pain 2 weeks after lumbar revision surgery?

Not surprising: It's common for other structures to take on more stress after nearby surgery. ...Read more

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I had back surgery 3 years ago and left with numbness in right leg and hip area. Could this treatment help me? L3-5 fusion with hardware

I had back surgery 3 years ago and left with numbness in right leg and hip area. Could this treatment help me? L3-5 fusion with hardware

It may: This really depends on your imaging (mri/ct) scan. If your neurological problems are arising from a spondylisthesis or foramenal stenosis, then performing an interbody fusion and increasing the height of the disc space (increasing foramenal space) and reducing the slip may improve your compression and therefore your symptoms. But this depends on your full history, physical and images. Good luck. ...Read more

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Had a lamenectomy (sp?) 9/17/12. In l5. No more nerve pain but moderate pain in lower back and hip. Could the hip pain be related to back pain?

Had a lamenectomy (sp?) 9/17/12. In l5. No more nerve pain but moderate pain in lower back and hip. Could the hip pain be related to back pain?

See your doctor: It could be related , or the surgery may have unmasked a coinciding condition that was difficult for you to notice until the nerve pain was abated. Your doctor can help sort this out. ...Read more

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I have lumbar disk hernia for 10 years, which causes back pain and discomfort in left leg, is surgery a first option?

I have lumbar disk hernia for 10 years, which causes back pain and discomfort in left leg, is surgery a first option?

No: Conservative treatment is recommended first , may include pt/anti inflam med/posture & ergonomics. Other options may include medications that target the nerve, ie, gabpentin/lyrica. Epidural steroid injections can be helpful as well esp.For the leg pain. Surgery may be an option if all else fails, and in urgent situations such as progressive leg weakness and/or loss of bowel or bladder control ...Read more

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