Is there a lot of leg pain after lumbar laminectomy?

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.
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.

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Had lumbar laminectomy years ago. Still having severe leg pain, and lower right side back pain. What could it be?

Nerve damage. If you have never had pain relief after your surgery, the nerves involved may have been too damaged to repair themselves. If you did have relief for awhile, you may be developing bone spurs around the laminectomy. You should follow up with your surgeon to recheck the area . He or she may refer you to a pain specialist. Read more...
Need a new MRI. It could be that you are have a recurrence of the symptoms due to return in stenosis at the same level or an adjacent level. You need a new MRI to evaluate where the problem is coming from. Read more...

2yrs after lumbar laminectomy still having leg nerve pain. Taking 600mg lyrica/day and also get leg spasms especially when asleep. Any non-surg opts?

Yes. The mainstream options include a variety of other medications that can be tried. Most are used off label for this condition. You can also try a selective nerve block. Then you also have the option of a spinal cord stimulator. In alternative medicine there are options like acupuncture and ayurveda and dietary supplement options. Read more...

What is the best course of action after failed back surgery (lumbar laminectomy). Persistent burning pain along outside of leg and back weakness.

Pain Management. Very few people make it long enough through the medical system to officially get a diagnosis of failed back syndrome. One back surgery does not necessarily do it, but 3-4 may.. You may need nsaids, muscle relaxers, neurontin, (gabapentin) antidepressants, narcotics, or combinations of these. As for your current condition, your fp or a pain specialist may be able to manage your pain issues from here, along w/ pt. Read more...
Failed back syndrome. Failed back syndrome (FBS) can be caused by several different factors. Laminectomies, in particular, have been shown to result in spinal instability in biomechanical studies. Minimally invasive surgery (mis) can help obviate some of the complications associated with fbs. Medications like Neurontin (gabapentin) can also help with burning paresthesias. I would obtain a formal consult from a spine specialist. Read more...
Re-eval. You need to be re-evaluated, preferably by your surgeon. Alternatively, you could consider seeing a non-surgical spine specialist, usually a physiatrist. There may be more simple solutions to your pain. Read more...

Had lumbar laminectomy 2 days ago. L34 l45. Now I have rt knee pain? Why?

Check with surgeon. Irritation of the L4 nerve root can cause knee pain. Your surgeon should be able to tell you what the most likely cause is. Read more...

Is it normal to have hip shin and knee pain 3 weeks s/p lumbar laminectomy?

Check w/ your surg. Depending on your preoperative symptoms temp .Pain in this distribution may be normal as the nerve(s) released gradually get better. If you did not have pain in this region before you're surgery or it is worse than it was pre-op or increasing in severity notify your surgeon. Best of luck! Read more...