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How will your back feel after lower back surgery for a herniated disk?

How will your back feel after lower back surgery for a herniated disk?

Usually just ...: Usually this is just incisional pain of up to 2 weeks duration.. If there was back pain equal to or worse than leg pain pre operatively, then you most likely will not get much improvement of your back pain & all bets are off if you are a smoker. However, about 10% of disc surgery patients can experience back pain due to ongoing degenerative changes in disc over time with a 5% risk of reherniation. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
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Discectomy (Definition)

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


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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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Back pain after a fall?

Back pain after a fall?

What is the question: Back pain after a fall can happen. Please ask a more specific question. ...Read more

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I usually have lower back pain after bowling in a cricket match?

Nonspecific: This is a fairly nonspecific complaint and could be cause by any number of factors such as poor body mechanics, suboptimal technique, suboptimal conditioning, degenerative discs, etc. If the symptoms are severe, persistent, or debilitating, see a physician. ...Read more

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How long will your back hurt after a discectomy in lower back?

Usually just ...: Usually this is just incisional pain of up to 2 weeks duration.. If there was back pain equal to or worse than leg pain pre operatively, then you most likely will not get much improvement of your back pain and all bets are off if you are a smoker. ...Read more

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Pain in lower back after a massage!is this normal?

Pain in lower back after a massage!is this normal?

Sometimes: It is not uncommon to have a little soreness with deep tissue massage. Be sure to drink lots of water. The soreness should improve after a few days. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician and consider another therapist. ...Read more

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Might i still practice a sport after suffering from lumbago/lower back pain?

Yes: Pay close attention to strengthening your core muscles. Using an anti-inflammatory medication will likely help your back pain. Stay active. ...Read more

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How painful is it ?After lower back surgery for a herniated disk?

How painful is it ?After lower back surgery for a herniated disk?

Not awful: People with a really bad radiculopathy often wake up from surgery feeling better, happy to trade postoperative pain for the radicular pain. Patients typically go home same or next day with oral pain medications. ...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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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've developed a sharp pain in a vertebrae in my upper back while riding a bike, what should I do?

Try modifying your : Position on the bike to see if that helps. If not, and if you like to ride, cross train doing other activities until the pain resolves and then try resuming biking. If the pain returns, then see your physician for an evaluation if it is bothersome enough to you. ...Read more

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Should I still practice a sport after suffering from lumbago/lower back pain?

Possibly: As long as the sport doesn't worsen your pain, it should be ok. Check with your physician before you restart. ...Read more

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Pain in knee, upper leg and lower back one year after fusion. Who can I see for help?

See: An orthopedic spine specialist. You may have a problem at the fusion site. Can you go back to the same md who did the original fusion? ...Read more

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Can you play golf after a lumbar microdisectomy?

Can you play golf after a lumbar microdisectomy?

Most likely.: You should be able to play golf following microdiscectomy. It would be more predictable if you have no other surrounding factors, such as arthritis, spinal stenosis or other disc involvement. ...Read more

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Had a laminectomy/discectomy more back pain after then fusion to fix it at l3, 4 now herniation at L5 should my dr just do a fusion now or a lam/discec?

Had a laminectomy/discectomy more back pain after then fusion to fix it at l3, 4 now herniation at L5 should my dr just do a fusion now or a lam/discec?

Depend on findings: I do not recommend prophylactic spinal arthrodesis. If you have a disc herniation at the l5-s1 level with associated radiculopathy associated with either the L5 or s1 nerve root that does not respond conservative care, then a decompressive laminotomy & dissecting may be indicated. If there is associated spinal instability with associated dominating lower back pain, an arthrodesis may be indicated. ...Read more

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How long will your back hurt after a discectomy in lower back?

Usually just ...: Usually this is just incisional pain of up to 2 weeks duration.. If there was back pain equal to or worse than leg pain pre operatively, then you most likely will not get much improvement of your back pain and all bets are off if you are a smoker. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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Diskectomy (Definition)

The term discectomy refers to an excision of all or part of a disc. The disc itself is a cartilage structure that is located between two vertebral bodies. Disectomies are typically performed to improve pain and/or function in a patient that had ...Read more