... Well she is also an RN for 30 years so it was no big deal for her, but embarrassing for me even though we've been married 27 years. My doc (who I absolutely love) says at least a year to feel close to normal. I guess after those 2 "easy" laminectomies I wasn't prepared for what I woke up to after surgery. I'm still on hydrocodone 10/325 and soma. Doc says take every 4 to 6... (4 replies)
... Also you may find that if laminectomy was done on two adjoining segments, that you may now be dealing with a bit of instability. ... (1 replies)
... Hi all; I'm new here and I'm at 16 days post op from a fusion of L4-5 and still having a lot of pain. This is my second op. First one was at the same level but they only trimmed out the offending part of the disk and a laminectomy.
The experience was very good right up until I woke up in the recovery room in intense pain. I don't know if that is normal or not but I was at... (4 replies)
... Hi! Sounds like you're doing well. My fusion is scheduled for 12/9. I have Spondylolisthesis at L3/4 and L4/5 and am having anterior fusion at those two levels and (another) laminectomy. I expect a year to pass before I feel "normal" again. I expect my endurance to take a hit post op and I know that it is not a linear recovery. But I also know that much will depend on... (4 replies)
... Hi: I have been a longtime lurker on this site, but recent events have convinced me that it is time to actively seek out some input.
My goal is to explain my situation and my plan of action, and to hopefully garner insight from others in similar situations.
Approximately 10 years ago (22-24ish) I began having sporadic back pain. I was an undergrad at the time, so I'd... (0 replies)
... My neurosurgeon plans to do a laminectomy to reach the cyst which he says is quite large. We debated about whether a fusion is necessary to prevent the cyst from recurring. ... (2 replies)
... Then they'll flip me over and do a laminectomy at those levels as well as any others that need cleaning up. He's using the BMP bone stuff. ... (6 replies)
... Four years ago this fall i Herniated my L4-L5 and L5-S1 squatting in my high school weight room in preparation for the upcoming soccer season. I went on to play in college though it got a little worse during my freshman season, my sophomore season i made it through three games before it was too much. at that time it was taking five minutes of stretching just to get out of bed.... (1 replies)
... rl Hampf who is a neurosurgeon in the Howell Allen clinic at Saint Thomas spine surgery hospital, formally the Baptist North Tower, and I am scheduled for lumbar laminectomy and discectomy surgery Wednesday. ... (17 replies)
... I had a microdiscectomy and laminectomy on L5S1 after 5 months of severe sciatic pain in my left leg. ... (3 replies)
... So I've never posted on anything like this, but I was thinking today and it really seems like having other people who have the types of medical issues I have to talk to could really be helpful. So, every doctor I see tells me I'm a rare case. I wasn't in any kind of accident to cause my back issues, and really, none of it runs in my family. When I was 15 years old I began... (0 replies)
... I had a L4 laminectomy the end of May and am fortunate to say I was one of the lucky ones. ... (12 replies)
... Hi Coach! I had a lumbar laminectomy mid February 2008 and returned to my job teaching preschool after our spring break. I think it was about 10 weeks total. ... (12 replies)
... Hello all. I am wondering if anyone has has a Lumbar Laminectomy without fusion or hardware. ... (12 replies)
... and a laminectomy on Monday, December 9!!! I am SO excited to rock this surgery and recovery and GET MY LIFE BACK!!! ... (3 replies)
... Hi girlz, I remember the achiness post op lumbar laminectomy at L4-S1 being like i pulled a million weeds, rarely came to top of thighs but not down my legs except a weird feeling like my legs were weak. I cant imagine what "sour" would feel like. If i were you i would call the dr if it was waking me in the night. Its not unusual to be taking pain meds at four weeks but... (1 replies)
... On Oct 28 I will be having ifuse surgery done on my is joint on the left side. I have trouble sleeping in a bed due to the fact that it feels like a muscle is always pulling keeping me awake. I am so afraid that after this surgery I will have the same prob. Have had torn left knee fixed, left bursa removed and lower laminectomy. It all began in 07 when I lifted a 275 gallon... (2 replies)
... S1 laminectomy and discectomy. Before the surgery I had excruciating nerve pain in my legs mostly my left leg, but hardly any back pain. ... (2 replies)
... 10+ years of dealing with this and my pain is up to 7/10 or 8/10 at times.
I have pelvic pain pain and numbness, sexual dysfunction, severe lower back pain, and some tingling in the feet.
I had a MRI and a CT scan done recently. Results:
There are mild posterior annular degenerative changes. The disc is intact. The spinal canal and neural foramina are... (3 replies)
... That's great! It should help a lot! You're going to be fine. Attitude is key, and I'm sure as a coach you know that! (12 replies)