... Foot drop indicates a severe compression of the nerves and probably warrants immediate surgery if you want a good chance at recovery. The idea of not having surgery when you know there is still compression that can be relieved seems ridiculous to me. ... (5 replies)
... micro. He feels that surgery would restore my foot to normal. Both L4 and L5 are compressed, causing the foot drop, so he suggests a 2 level laminectomy with out fusion. Any further surgery would require fusion. ... (5 replies)
... If so, was your spine unstable in a way that required surgery for a fusion as it will be done on multiple levels? ... (1 replies)
... yst pressing against my spine causing the pain. Initially my chiropractor thought is was a disc issue causing my sciatic nerve issues. My neurologist suggested a laminectomy Surgery however his concern was if I need fusion. ... (46 replies)
... Hi mufasa, Traditionally, minimally invasive surgery has a shorter recovery time so the dr may release you in 6 weeks check up. ... (8 replies)
... Thank rojcycleman. I know two friends who had laminectomies in their late 60's for stenosis, and both were happy. It seems to be one of the more successful back surgery procedures as compared to some. I think the doctor who does it makes a big difference. I'm in CT so hopefully I'll find someone good. ... (11 replies)
... My experience has been good as far as the surgery goes. ... (11 replies)
... I had a laminectomy in March, 2011; herniated 3 discs in May, 2011; and finally had a 3 level fusion in July, 2011. Finally was able to go back to work end of September, 2011. I was fine until November some time and started having pain on other side of body (lower back, side, buttocks, thigh). More tests and a different doctor but on April 18, 2012, I had a 9 level fusion,... (20 replies)
... I am 1 week out of surgery tomorrow (1 level fusion....laminectomy and this was my 3 rd back surgery). I sm 35 yrs old. 1 week out of surgery....i just got home from the hospital yesterday!! I am lucky i can walk to the bathroom today. You definitely need a new DR. I am sorry that is crazy. My Dr gave me a ballpark of a few months out of work but it all depends on ur body and... (20 replies)
... that just had discectomies this past week. Maybe you all can be recovery buddies. ... (1 replies)
... without fusion.....Most of leg pain is gone....Before surgery back hurt a little, legs very much...Back hurts more than before, but I am assuming I have a lot more time for recovery...I see my surgeon in 3 weeks ....... ... (1 replies)
... quickly, i had a discectomy/laminectomy one year ago, but i had L5-S1 herniated 11mm, and had some success....but was herniated pretty bad and had foot drop....so other complications....have known people less problems than mine and had great success from the surgery....recovery differs, but don't push it, listen to the dr orders and dont overdue it.... (36 replies)
... fusion with screws and rods with bone graft....and I am doing Great...My Surgery was on Wed April 27th and took approx 5 hours I woke feeling pretty good of course I had a pain pump... ... (0 replies)
... If you recall, I had a laminectomy at L4 at the end of July, and following that had a lot of "strange" leg pain. That appears to be mostly gone now. ... (10 replies)
Some good news: The sharp pain I was having when moving around when lying down seems to be happening much less. I don't know why, but it's either because it was from nerve pain and it's getting less, or because I've stopped taking the Lyrica (nurse's suggestion).
Also I've started doing some water walking, as you mentioned, which I think also helps.
Jim (10 replies)
... I was told it would be about 2 months recovery and my boss laughed at me because I thought I'd be back by the end of the 2 months. It's 2 months recovery and then at least 3 months rehab. but that's mostly because of the leg weakness due to the nerve damage. ... (10 replies)
Thanks again, and sorry you still are having pain. You might find this amusing, but when I asked the dr. how long to recover before I had the surgery he said "2-4 weeks" :)...
What is "WC"?
Also, I assume they said to do the logrolling maneuver to get in/out of bed? In my case, I get the sharp hip/thigh pain even when I do that, esp. when getting up, which I... (10 replies)
... weeks after surgery now? ... (10 replies)
I'm new here.
I'm about 4+ weeks post-laminectomy (minimally-invasive, L4). According to my surgeon, they only had to remove 1 lamina.
Immediately after surgery, I noted that my legs/feet were no longer going numb, but since the surgery, I've had various pains in my hips/legs, especially in my right hip and hamstring area. Those pains have been "moving" around,... (10 replies)
... Hey! How did your recovery go? ... (32 replies)