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How long after decompression/spinal fusion surgery should nerve pain normally continue?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: It varies

It varies from person to person, perhaps depending on the severity of the pressure, the time the nerve has been compressed, the amount of inflammation, and other variables.
Some are blessed with immediate relief. For others, it take take a month or so for the pain to subside. Sometimes anti-inflammatory medicine may help speed the healing, but ask your doctor before taking or if no relief.

In brief: It varies

It varies from person to person, perhaps depending on the severity of the pressure, the time the nerve has been compressed, the amount of inflammation, and other variables.
Some are blessed with immediate relief. For others, it take take a month or so for the pain to subside. Sometimes anti-inflammatory medicine may help speed the healing, but ask your doctor before taking or if no relief.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: This can immediately

Get relief to months later with most within 6 months if there will be improvement either complete or partial.
Negative factors include diabetes and smoking.

In brief: This can immediately

Get relief to months later with most within 6 months if there will be improvement either complete or partial.
Negative factors include diabetes and smoking.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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