Top
20
Doctor insights on: When Can You Walk Again After Having A Hemi Laminectomy And Discectomy

Share
1

1
When can you walk again after having a hemi laminectomy and discectomy?

When can you walk again after having a hemi laminectomy and discectomy?

Do what doctor says: Follow the instructions of your surgeon. It all depends on the surgery, healing time, and your unique healing/health. This is a really important time to follow directions. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Andrew Berry
1 Doctor shared a insight

Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


2

2
I had a diskectomy and laminectomy on l5s1 four weeks ago and have increasing pain. What could it be. Also what else can go wrong?

I had a diskectomy and laminectomy on l5s1 four weeks ago and have increasing pain. What could it be. Also what else can go wrong?

It could be several: Reasons including: scar tissue forming, a sign of infection, recurrent disc herniation, further disc deterioration to name a few or that you may be over doing it to much too early post op. If your back pain preop was worse than leg pain, then the prognosis is not good & you may have needed a fusion. Poor surgical risk factors include being overweight & smoking as well as being deconditioned. ...Read more

3

3
Did discectomy and laminectomy surgery on august 2012, still can't bend and my back feel heavy, how long it take to be normal and I can run as before?

Did discectomy and laminectomy surgery on august 2012, still can't bend and my back feel heavy, how long it take to be normal and I can run as before?

See below: Any time u have a surgery & something doesn't seem right, contact the surgeon. S/he can best advise recovery times. Physical therapy (if ok'd by surgeon) should help. Muscles may be tight/in spasm; moist heat to affected areas should help relax them. Doc may rx muscle relaxer if that is problem. Massage therapy can also relax sore, stiff muscles. But have surgeon re-evaluate. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
I just had laminectomy and discectomy surgery, is it concerning for me to have pain again down my leg?

I just had laminectomy and discectomy surgery, is it concerning for me to have pain again down my leg?

Follow Up Needed: In some patients, having a nerve "un-pinched" or decompressed during surgery can be the equivalent of having an extremity "go to sleep" and then become painful and tingly when the extremity "wakes up". In other words, the nerve could be regenerating itself. You should still follow up with your surgeon to rule out a new pinched nerve or failed operation. Any more questions? Just ask.

Deuk spine. ...Read more

5

5
When can I have sex after laminectomy with diskectomy?

When can I have sex after laminectomy with diskectomy?

Ask your surgeon: It will likely be 6-8 weeks before you can resume vigorous activity, but a lot will depend on what surgical approach was taken, and only your primary surgeon should answer this one. ...Read more

6

6
Is reherniation after lumbar laminectomy with discectomy possible?

Is reherniation after lumbar laminectomy with discectomy possible?

No: If there was a complete diskectomy, there is nothing left to herniated, but if the surgeon just shaved the disk, then re-herniation can occur. ...Read more

8

8
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

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Discectomy and Laminectomy L4/5 February 2014. Still have pain around bone area. Painkillers not working, have 2 kids under 3. Help : (?

Discectomy and Laminectomy L4/5 February 2014. Still have pain around bone area. Painkillers not working, have 2 kids under 3. Help : (?

Try Gabapentin: Gabapentin is not a "pain pill"--but it often relieves nerve pain. It is very safe, can be taken in high doses, and does not adversely interact with other medications. The main side effect is that it may cause sleepiness. Therefore, take whatever dose you can tolerate during the day (that doesn't make you sleepy), and a higher, sleep-inducing dose at night. Think of it as a "nerve stabilizer." ...Read more

10

10
I have done l4-l5 laminectomy and discectomy in dec 2012. I have my backpain now. How long it take to recover? Its good to do cleaning job?

I have done l4-l5 laminectomy and discectomy in dec 2012. I have my backpain now. How long it take to recover? Its good to do cleaning job?

Takes some time: Unfortunately only your surgeon knows the specifics of your case. However back pain/incisional pain is common for several weeks after surgery. Did you have improvement of your symptoms after surgery? Was your problem predominantly back or leg pain? Heavy lifting and prolonged bent posture may not be recommended depending on how far from surgery you are. Please ask your surgeon for specifics. ...Read more

12

12
Hello, is there any long term complication for lumbar (l5 s1) discectomy and laminectomy for prolapsed intervertebral disc. Thank you?

Hello, is there any long term complication for lumbar (l5 s1) discectomy and laminectomy for prolapsed intervertebral disc. Thank you?

Pain, instability: Discectomies work well in immediate pain control, but after some time (5-10 years) they may lead to instability and need for segmental fusion. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
14

14
What do you suggest if my surgery done on 15/sept/2009 for L5 laminectomy and l4-l5 disctomy after this precaution to be taken?

No limitations: No restrictions, but would suggest keeping an eye on your weight. Proper lifting techniques and good core conditioning are advised. Avoid tobacco. Check out Spine-health. Com. ...Read more

15

15
MRI of lumbar spine says I have a "left laminectomy defect, status post discetomy." But... I never had back surgery - ever. Should I be worried?

MRI of lumbar spine says I have a "left laminectomy defect, status post discetomy." But... I never had back surgery - ever. Should I be worried?

No: Not worried, no. It could have simply been a misread by the radiologist; sometimes the findings of surgery can be subtle and so a radiologist may have misinterpreted the study. But the first thing I would actually check is that the MRI that is being reported is actually yours. Sometimes results can be attributed to the wrong patient, particularly if someone has the same or similar name. ...Read more

16

16
I recently had laminectomy in aug'13, now I have gained some weight, sciatica is totally cured, is it safe for me to jog n walk to shed some pounds?

I recently had laminectomy in aug'13, now I have gained some weight, sciatica is totally cured, is it safe for me to jog n walk to shed some pounds?

Gradual is best: A gradual increase in activity would be best. Did you undergo a course of physiotherapy? If so, then you should have been given instructions on how to gradually increase your activities. If you have not, you may wish to consult your surgeon on how to safely progress activity tolerances. Other than exercise and calorie restriction, methods of weight loss include proper nutrition and hydration. ...Read more

See 4 more doctor answers
17

17
I have bulging disks at l-4-l-5, l5-s-1, compression of nerve bundle, stenosis, aethrotic spurs.3recs. Diskectomy, lamenectomy, fusion. What is best route?

I have bulging disks at l-4-l-5, l5-s-1, compression of nerve bundle, stenosis, aethrotic spurs.3recs. Diskectomy, lamenectomy, fusion. What is best route?

Decompression: When someone has symptoms from nerve compression due to stenosis and the spine is stable, decompressive procedures such as discectomy (laminotomy) or laminectomy are usually best. If the spine is unstable or if decompressing the spine would make it unstable, the decompressive procedures are best combined with fusion. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
Had lumbar laminectomy 6/2/11, any excercises I can do to strenghten my back muscles, and just excercise in general, (i kinda hate to walk, boring)?

Had lumbar laminectomy 6/2/11, any excercises I can do to strenghten my back muscles, and just excercise in general, (i kinda hate to walk, boring)?

All exercises are: Beneficial including cardiovascular routines, flexibility and core exercises which can include weights except dead lifts and squats with bench work ideal and probably avoiding a rowing machine. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
Before my discectomy op all of my pain was located in my right leg with a little to the left but now two weeks on my left leg has all the pain and meaning I am unable to walk far and am bedridden? Possible reasons? Please

Several: You may have reherniated the disc to the left side which is a 5% risk or you are developing or developed a hematoma or fluid collection post op placing pressure on that side which unlike the right side still has a "roof"! or covering on it that may not allow for any release. There are other possible reasons so you should discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
211 Doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Michael Gabor
178 Doctors shared insights

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