... and could not hardly move it, much less walk or stand, and even laying down, the pain was that bad I thought, I may have to get it cut off. after a night of trying to sleep. Best I can describe this. ... (4 replies)
... I should also have asked if the nerve pain you feel in your legs is similar to what you had prior to surgery or is this something that has occurred post surgery? ... (4 replies)
... You need to give it more time. At one week, you still have internal inflammation...or at least, you would be unique if you didn't! Doctors tend to make spine surgery sound fairly benign, but even the most modest procedure tends to be traumatic to the body. ... (10 replies)
... Unfortunately developing pain about three weeks post surgery often ends up coming from the development of scar tissue around a spinal nerve. ... (2 replies)
... At your point in time, there is still probably some inflammation going on. Surrounding tissue may still be traumatized from the surgery, etc. ... (10 replies)
... Hi navymom, A seroma can put pressure on the nerves depending on the location & can cause radiculopathy symptoms & if the capsule wall containing the serous fluid, like a fluid filled balloon, is becoming thickened & the seroma is firmer now may be putting more pressure on surrounding structures & according to what my NS did another attempt to drain the fluid would be... (2 replies)
... I should mention that usually inflammation is inside where you cannot see it....maybe try backing off your activity a bit to see if that helps. ... (4 replies)
... protruding or bulging disc. Being only 30 years old all dr said to wait until I was 50 or could no longer control my bowels or bladder before having surgery. So, after trying everything from nerve blocks to spinal stimulated implants. I was left in pain and on 10 mg methadone 3x's a day 7. ... (0 replies)
... Sitting is the worst position for someone after lumbar surgery. ... (1 replies)
... In my case, I considered this surgery my last chance to get things right, as did my surgeon...so we took my recovery very slowly. ... (3 replies)
... I posted on here before and many asked for updates because they had a similar situation where they had no left leg pain until after surgery and didn't know what may be the cause. ... (1 replies)
... I also noticed pain in the tailbone area after surgery, especially when riding in the car for any length of time. I did not have this before the surgery....weird. ... (4 replies)
... I was wondering if anyone else has had problems with tailbone area inflammation after microdisckectomy? ... (4 replies)
... S1 level. Immediately after surgery the leg pain I was having was gone. ... (17 replies)
... Dear irg, I have numbness in my feet in the morning but its been years since my lumbar surgeries. Sometimes after surgery the nerve even after decompression surgery can have permanent damage from original injury or there can be reoccurrence of disc herniation at same vertebral level or a new one or just inflammation of a nerve & hopefully the scan can show the problem & the... (6 replies)
... Hi good luck to you. My surgery was on april22 and I am almost ready to go back to work. I was told no anti inflammatory drugs for a month before, and for at least 6 months after. ... (9 replies)
... Dear ct, Are you saying that you are playing tennis or walking on a treadmill that has an incline or that you just want to? My neurosurgeon had me take my recovery very slow i.e. walking to end of driveway, short walks around house. Even PT which began @ 1 month was massage, predominately for my comfort, ultrasound to treat inflammation & hot packs to increase circulation.... (12 replies)
... S1 micordisectomy in Oct 2010 and felt better after surgery. ... (4 replies)
... I would ask if he sees signs of fusion.
--signs of scar tissue?
--signs of a nerve that is still compressed?
--what could be causing all your pain if things look "fine"?
--what activities can you do, lifting restrictions, etc. (7 replies)
... Once it becomes inflamed and you are still doing things that irritate it, it is very difficult to get the pain to settle down. I think I told you I ruined one surgery due to a family issue that required me to drive 45 minutes to the hospital and hang out in the emergency room all day...and I had to do this for about 5 days. ... (39 replies)