I had lumbar diskectomy laat week l4, l5 and L5 s1. Severe calf spasms no clot, do you have any pain relief suggestions?

Microdiscectomy . Residual L5 and S1 nerve root irritation. Add anti-inflammatory medications, neuropathic pain medicine (gabapentin), and muscle relaxers to eliminate the pain. Apply ice to the low back and consider a low profile back brace. The pain should resolve over the next week. If the pain persists then call your surgeon to exclude a recurrent disc herniation. .

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