... discectomy, you may just have to stay in the hospital overnight and should have a shorter recovery than if it were a one level fusion. ... (9 replies)
... Even though surgeons tell patients recovery is about six weeks, remember that it takes a good six months for the disc to heal to the point of being strong and tough. ... (29 replies)
... Anyone have a similar story....I know each person is different and recovery Is different but I just need reality.... ... (6 replies)
... I have been keeping a thread going with my own discectomy recovery. ... (1 replies)
... I am starting week three of my discectomy recovery and your first two weeks are exact to my my experience. I was told that the swelling takes a long time to go down. ... (32 replies)
... that my doctor not do an endoscopic surgery. good luck, hopefully it will work out for you. oh, yeah, my dad just had a discectomy a month ago and it cured nine years of back pain totally. no endoscope for him either. ... (8 replies)
... but the endoscopic procedure has a faster recovery time. The muscles are not cut, just pushed aside by a small tube, and the entire surgery is done through the tube. ... (8 replies)
... I have a big trip I insist on taking in just under 3 months. I don't think I can be certain that surgery recovery will be complete enough to handle the trip after hearing your responses. ... (8 replies)
I had a micro-d 11/21/06. It was L4-L5. I finally returned to work Feb. 26. I am not sure what the time frame is for a discectomy. I just thought I would add my thoughts.
My post-op period didn't go well, because of the severe nerve compression. I am still not pain free and wear a lidocaine patch. Hopefully, all will go well with your recovery.
Take care and... (8 replies)
... I had a discectomy on feb 26th. ... (8 replies)
... weeks, but lately all the stories I'm reading are talking about heading toward fusion before recovery from discectomy is even complete. ... (8 replies)
... that was not there before surgery. It felt like a constant muscle spasm. My doctor told me it was normal and it did not go away for almost 3 months. During my recovery I definitely had good days and bad days. My pain levels did fluctuate. ... (3 replies)
... than before surgery. When I asked my Dr. he said that my numbness would be the last symptom to leave but was concerned about my pain levels yet. He told me that recovery would take time, not to over do ANYTHING yet, rest and gave me a refill on my precription of Lorcet, and also started me on a cortizone package of pills. ... (3 replies)
... S1 level on August 21st and I had a question regarding recovery time. ... (3 replies)
... I have another question about the laminectomy/ discectomy recovery. I am still waiting to get a third opinion about surgery and I am scheduled for a discogram in two weeks. I was wondering what the average time to be able to go back to class after a discectomy. I start classes three weeks after my discogram and if I am going to get the surgery, I will not have much time to... (5 replies)
... went away but the pain pretty much stayed the same. I think you should call your doctor and tell him what you are experiencing. Everyone is different as far as recovery goes. Hang in there and keep us posted. ... (2 replies)
... Hi I'm new here so please beir with me. I had L5 laminectomy discectomy on Jan. 4,2013. I realize it's only been a month but seriously going crazy! What is the recovery period? ... (4 replies)
... Hi evian 7,
I am now 9 days post Laminotomy (not Laminectomy) and formaminotomy on L3-L4, L4-L5. I didn't have any disc issues. Like you, I was very athletic, love to move, etc. I've been dealing with my left leg weirdness for over 5 years and my left lower back started really hurting about a year ago.
I did everything I could to manage the pain and improve my... (6 replies)
... There isn't too much to add. If your surgery goes as planned and there are no unintended results, you would be happy with the surgery. After about six months' recovery you would probably be able to resume at least some of those activities. ... (6 replies)
... I'd like to know people's experiences regarding the level of activity they were able to return to following this type of surgery. I know the recovery would take a while, but will I ever be able to do intense exercise again? ... (6 replies)