I had a large herniation at l5-s1 and had a microdiscectomy-laminectomy 3 wks ago. I did well the 1st week b/c I imaging the meds masked the pain and inflammation. Week 2, I had some muscle spasms and started up with the muscle relaxer, again. I just hit week 3 and yesterday, after doing my walking and sitting (alternating both), I began with the familiar nerve pain... (7 replies)
... Welcome to the board. The important aspect of walking in this early post recovery period is to take frequent, short walks. If you are awake, get up and walk around your house, (but don't go up and down stairs) for a few minutes. The point of walking at this point is to stretch out the spinal nerves. This helps to prevent scar tissue from attaching to a nerve while it is... (2 replies)
... mild, moderate and severe. Your spine surgeon will correlate what is seen on the MRI with information gathered from a physical exam, a basic neurologic exam and after listening to a person's description of symptoms and what impact they have on the person's everyday life. ... (18 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)
... It is one of the things that is tried first if there is continued pain after a certain period of time has passed post surgery. Sometimes inflammation continues to be a problem, even months after surgery, and the steroid will help to reduce this issue. ... (23 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)
... 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)
... that appears the day or two after. I deal with this sort of inflammation all the time. Could be nothing more than your piriformis muscle? ... (4 replies)
... alists, etc. and have followed various discussions on a variety of boards on this topic. There are no good options for scar tissue. There is no point in having surgery just to remove scar tissue because it will just grow back. ... (37 replies)
... I'm not sure what you are asking. Before surgery, you can work as long as you're able to tolerate. After surgery, you will probably have a "sitting restriction". ... (11 replies)