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Why Is There Typically Hip Pain After Back Surgery
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal to have some lower back pain when coughing or sneezing after microd/hemilaminotomy 3months after surgery? But otherwise there is no pain
Back pain after surg: Spine surgery can lead to scar tissue within the spine. Coughing or sneezing causes increased pressure within the spinal canal. A discectomy leads to weakening of the outer disc wall and is prone to recurrent herniation if subjected to increased pressure. If you combine all these factors, it will be easy to understand why coughing or sneezing can cause more pain. If this pain radiates down the leg. ...Read more
Unusual: I haven't had many patients complain of back pain after inguinal hernia surgery. It may have been due to the positioning during surgery. Some clinics will do hernia surgery under an epidural anethesia and this can cause back pain. See your surgeon and discuss your pain with him. ...Read more
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
I still have groin pain 5weeks after having total hip replacement. The pain however eases when i walk for awhile. Is this normal?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just had anterior distracting for severe right shoulder blade pain. And pain is worse after surgery. What else is it
Surgery hurts!: Pain is often worse after surgery in the first weeks. Getting cut open hurts! Talk to your surgeon about when you may expect to feel better than before surgery. Also, if your pain is not adequately controlled with the meds given after surgery, call, because something unexpected may be going on and don't delay doing so. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Feeling pain in my thigh muscle when pressing it or at sitting position. Is it normal after arthroscopic knee surgery for removal of plica? It's day 6
Yes, fairly normal: This is most likely from edema related to the surgery. The edema and injury from the surgery to the area just below your quads can cause significant edema and actual short term structural changes leading to some discomfort. Give it about two weeks and discuss with your ortho if it does not improve. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Check with surgeon: Its hard to say. It depends on what was done and the extent of the surgery. It also depends on the number of levels fused, and if there are rods and screws in place. Also, how long is this after the surgery. If it is several months and your surgeon has "cleared" you then it is probably ok. ...Read more
Sciatic pain returning 4-5 weeks after microdisectomy and hemilaminotomy is it normal although pain is not thatbad and all pain in morning while walk?
Ask surgeon: So soon after surgery, any problems should be discussed with the surgeon who performed your procedure. ...Read more
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