... I went to another spine DR after that and he sent me for a CT with contrast to look for inflammation. ... (0 replies)
... Another reason for feeling depressed or at odds is due to hormonal changes. After a general anesthetic, many systems in the body can be upset, and it can take weeks, sometimes even months, for things to get back on an even keel. ... (5 replies)
... medicated after my first fusion. ... (2 replies)
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... The key is whether the steroids will be able to reduce inflammation to the point that the spinal nerve is no longer compressed....No one can predict whether this will happen, or not. ... (10 replies)
... for 72 hours after injection procedures. ... (5 replies)
... se my house....Just barely surviving on some small remote projects, but my savings are almost gone. And you think that next injection in 3 months will do it, and after a year your no better or are worse.....or have more problems.... ... (1 replies)
... as a bulging or herniated disc and has been recommended to have a discectomy, where the disc is trimmed and pressure on the nerve relieved, it is a less invasive surgery than a fusion. ... (1 replies)
... You should be allowed to drive fairly soon after surgery. It all depends on how much pain medication you require. ... (9 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 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)
... I hope you told the surgeon how much you were walking during the first week after surgery. That alone should explain the leg pain. ... (39 replies)
... surgeons have restrictions for their spine surgery patients. ... (5 replies)
... uent walks rather than one or two long walks. Surgeons usually don't bother to tell patients the point of walking...which is for all the usual reasons one walks after surgery, but, most importantly, it is to stretch out the spinal nerves in a safe way that does not cause inflammation. ... (13 replies)