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I had a laminectomy 6 months ago. Over the last 2 weeks, I have been having pain, is this normal?
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Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine
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In brief: What changed?
Did something happen to cause the pain.
Do you have leg pain? Did you before the surgery. Do you have a rehab protocol with core strengthening and gentle stretching exercises? Are you following the protocol. Let the surgeon know what is happening. He/she will probably want to see you again.

In brief: What changed?
Did something happen to cause the pain.
Do you have leg pain? Did you before the surgery. Do you have a rehab protocol with core strengthening and gentle stretching exercises? Are you following the protocol. Let the surgeon know what is happening. He/she will probably want to see you again.
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: Depends on several
Depends on why you had surgery & how extensive it was as well as what kind of shape you are in in terms of: obese, smoker, not exercising, doing things that put your back at risk & the possibility of ongoing changes in the spine that can lead to this .
If your surgery was for disc herniation, there is a 10% chance of developing back pain due to further disc degeneration & 5% risk of reherniation.

In brief: Depends on several
Depends on why you had surgery & how extensive it was as well as what kind of shape you are in in terms of: obese, smoker, not exercising, doing things that put your back at risk & the possibility of ongoing changes in the spine that can lead to this .
If your surgery was for disc herniation, there is a 10% chance of developing back pain due to further disc degeneration & 5% risk of reherniation.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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