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Pain In Leg After Surgery
Horrible sharp pain in leg. Inside of right leg. Comes and goes. Only lasts a few seconds. No other symptoms. Not swollen, not warm. Could it be dvt?
What's causing severe pain in leg 6 years post surgery? Pain reaccures every single spring likr clock work.
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
Painful leg: Please call the physician that performed the surgery for a follow up evaluation. ...Read more
How long ago?: The cause depends on how long ago was the surgery. If it was a couple of weeks ago then inflammation, hematoma or infection may be the cause. If it was a whole ago then recurrent problem or further degeneration may be the cause. Also what type of surgery ? Fusion or just decompression can have different causes. It needs to be evaluated by a spine surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
L5 over S1 anterolisthesis not much back pain but serious numbness / sharp pain in leg. any other treatment than surgery? grade 2
Depends: For general musculoskeletal pain, Ibuprofen (motrin/advil) is the standard and sometimes ice to the area may help (within the first 48 hours) but depending on your injury type might require evaluation by your physician. If you believe the injury is more than a simple muscle strain, see you doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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