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Is there a lot of leg pain after lumbar laminectomy?
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Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Could Be
How much pain pain you are in depends on the type of surgery and how much nerve damage you had before that.
In many cases the leg pain goes away when the pressure is taken off the nerve. How quickly that happens may depend on how long you have had the problem and whether or not there is any nerve damage. In most cases people do improve. The is what is the exact diagnosis and the best treatment.

In brief: Could Be
How much pain pain you are in depends on the type of surgery and how much nerve damage you had before that.
In many cases the leg pain goes away when the pressure is taken off the nerve. How quickly that happens may depend on how long you have had the problem and whether or not there is any nerve damage. In most cases people do improve. The is what is the exact diagnosis and the best treatment.
Dr. Vic Kalman
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Dr. Payam Rafat
I agree. Have it evaluated by your physician to get the appropriate treatment.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: Ideally no as the
Primary reason for doing this procedure is to decompress the nerve tissue.
However, smoking or underlying medical issues can compromise surgical results even when surgery has been appropriately indicated and done without complications. Sometimes, if there has been severe & long standing nerve compression, it may take a while for the nerves to recover and there may even be some residual symptoms.

In brief: Ideally no as the
Primary reason for doing this procedure is to decompress the nerve tissue.
However, smoking or underlying medical issues can compromise surgical results even when surgery has been appropriately indicated and done without complications. Sometimes, if there has been severe & long standing nerve compression, it may take a while for the nerves to recover and there may even be some residual symptoms.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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