Maybe, maybe not. If physical therapy is required after your surgery, slow stretching and strengthening exercises will be employed. Nothing too strenuous will be used. Those exercises to help you with activities of daily living and restoration of function is important.
Life long. Gradually progressive flexibility & strenghening with low impact general conditioning. Continues throughout life to protect the back from further injury.
This can range from. None with just home exercises such as walking progressing to stretching and core strengthening over a few weeks to full activities by 12 weeks to a guided pt program basically providing the same with the addition of modalities such as heat, ultrasound, massage and muscle stimulation and reinforcement and encouragement.
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.
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.
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.