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Pain after back surgery l5/s2 microdisectomy. Is this normal?

Pain after back surgery l5/s2 microdisectomy. Is this normal?

Not really: Not enough info for detailed answer: how long after? Many potential causes incl. scarring, other disc injury, QL spasm, SI inflammation or ligament injury, acute SI or lumbar vertebral dysfunction, etc.I recommend exam by a dr. skilled in hands-on osteopathic diagnosis & manipulation - someone who can truly differentiate cause can give you the best answer ...Read more

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Can the spine curve after having scoliosis surgery?

Can the spine curve after having scoliosis surgery?

Yes: It can deform or curve above or below the part of the spine treated (fused, made stiff). Less commonly, if the implants are removed (for some reason) the curve can worsen. ...Read more

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Is calf pain normal after arthroscopic surgery?

Is calf pain normal after arthroscopic surgery?

Be careful: Call your surgeon asap. No one else is better prepared to address your concern. If your calf pain is accompanied by swelling of the same leg - you need to be in the emergency room now. ...Read more

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If pain management/therapy/chiropractor doesn't sucess after spine fusion surgery, what is next?

If pain management/therapy/chiropractor doesn't sucess after spine fusion surgery, what is next?

SCS: Spinal cord stimulation may be bery helpful. It may however not be either helpful or tolerable. A two to three day trial can allow for a decision to be made. ...Read more

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Is back pain after a laminectomy normal?

Is back pain after a laminectomy normal?

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 more

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How long after decompression/spinal fusion surgery should nerve pain normally continue?

How long after decompression/spinal fusion surgery should nerve pain normally continue?

It varies: It varies from person to person, perhaps depending on the severity of the pressure, the time the nerve has been compressed, the amount of inflammation, and other variables. Some are blessed with immediate relief. For others, it take take a month or so for the pain to subside. Sometimes anti-inflammatory medicine may help speed the healing, but ask your doctor before taking or if no relief. ...Read more

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Is shin pain normal after tkr surgery?

Is shin pain normal after tkr surgery?

Shin pain after TKR: Shin pain is not uncommon during the immediate postoperative period, but should subside. If shin pain develops later down the line, it could be a sign of tibial component loosening. ...Read more

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Is a pregnancy okay years after scoliosis spinal fusion surgery?

Is a pregnancy okay years after scoliosis spinal fusion surgery?

Delivery after scoli: Depends on the levels of your fusion. Presumably you were treated in adolescence. Most adolescent fusions stop around t12 or l1. Lumbar curves may require fusion to L4 or l5. Neither would narrow the birth canal. The lower fusion may predispose to some back pain during pregnancy due to loss of lumbar flexibility and inability to compensate for that baby out front. ...Read more

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Pain iand mobility are worse after hip revision surgery-3 weeks after. Is this normal?

Pain iand mobility are worse after hip revision surgery-3 weeks after. Is this normal?

Revision: Surgery typically is a bigger operation and the rehabilitation takes longer as well. Be patient and ask questions of your surgeon during your follow up visits. Follow your physical therapy instructions to the letter and make sure your pain is well controlled. ...Read more

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How bad is the pain after scoliosis surgery?

Not bad: Alot depend on the surgeopn and the amount of correction he can do as well as the location of the curvature. I have had multiple patient that had this surgey and all do well with less post operative problem than back surgery for other problems. ...Read more

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Doctor recommended back exercises after spinal fusion surgery and rod removal?

Activity after fused: Given that rods were removed, i must assume that the fusion is solid. Therefore, there are really no restrictions for you in a solidly fused lumbar spine. Core exercises like pilates/piyo/yoga are great (your flexibility will be limited, obviously). Aerobic exercises as tolerated and continue to progress as tolerated. ...Read more

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Post op sciatic pain 3 weeks after surgery. What can be done?

Post op sciatic pain 3 weeks after surgery. What can be done?

It's still early: In the post operative period to make changes to your current regimen. Continue pain medications and level of activity suggested by your spine surgeon. ...Read more

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Why should I have sciatica pain after spinal fusion surgery.

Why should I have sciatica pain after spinal fusion surgery.

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 more

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How much pain is normal after shoulder replacement surgery?

How much pain is normal after shoulder replacement surgery?

Shoulder replacement: Pain from the arthritis is often much better right away. Pain from the surgery may be significant initially, but responds well to meds. Happiest patients in my practice. ...Read more

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Is pain and stiffness 6 weeks after SAD shoulder surgery normal?

Is pain and stiffness 6 weeks after SAD shoulder surgery normal?

Pain/stiffness occur: Pain and stiffness is definitely common at just 6 weeks after a subacromial decompression of the shoulder. Physical therapy and NSAIDs will help. Expect a steady improvement in motion, pain relief and overall feeling better between 6 and 12 weeks after similar surgery. ...Read more

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I'm having back pain a year after scoliosis surgery, is this normal?

Maybe: It is not uncommon to have some persistent pain after a major spinal operation, and maximal improvement can come more than a year postop. A concern, however, would be if the bones do not grow (i.e. Fuse) together, which is usually a goal of scoliosis surgery. For that reason, you should be evaluated by your surgeon to see if this potential complication is occurring. ...Read more

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How risky is a pregnancy years after scoliosis spinal fusion surgery?

How risky is a pregnancy years after scoliosis spinal fusion surgery?

It's not!: I am not aware of any significant contraindications to pregnancy or elevated risks due to a spinal fusion surgery. ...Read more

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Are neck and arm pain normal after undergoing lumbar surgery?

Are neck and arm pain normal after undergoing lumbar surgery?

No: It can happen, but is not expected. It can be related to intra operative positioning and is a known complication. A formal evaluation if symptoms persist is a good idea. ...Read more

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Is continued back pain common after a lumbar fusion?

Is continued back pain common after a lumbar fusion?

Yes: I do not know what your other symptoms were, but when it comes to pain back surgery does not always resolve the issue. Be diligent with your physical therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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