... Almost 4 weeks ago, I had a Lumbar L5-S1 Microdisectomy. I'm not experiencing any of the pain that I had pre-op...thank God, but I feel like I've traded one pain for another. What I am experiencing is this horrible "sour" achiness in my back and down my legs...sometimes down to my feet. It wakes me up at night. The only thing that relieves this pain is 2... (1 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)
... I am going to say, based on my experience, that this is normal. I had the same thing a couple months after my microdisectomy on L5/S1. It felt like an electrical shock, near the incision site. My surgeon did not seem to be concerned at the time. He said it was likely stretching of the scar tissue and I should continue to get better.
I'm now 8 months out....and some days are... (3 replies)
... I can only speak from my experience, but I had four injections last year and each time I got better....for awhile. I did PT, and also alternative exercise therapies, and then one wrong move would make me worse. I went from severe sciatica, to numbness, to complete immobility....one move could take me down. However, once I decided to have surgery, then I went into a period of... (2 replies)
... Sciatica can sometimes be caused/triggered by a snug waistband (and a classic cause is men's fat wallets). Looser clothing just might be helpful.
Muscle tension can cause and greatly aggravate back pain which creates more muscle tension. Breaking the cycle may suffice for some sufferers (and just possibly that is your situation imo).
Good posture (a modest lumbar pad... (2 replies)
... I'm confused! I have had back trouble off and on for quite awhile - usually needed a couple days of bed rest to recover, but starting in May I began experiencing sciatice down my left leg whenever I would bend and twist a certain way. On August 1st I started having full time sciatica and back pain that was very disabling for the next three weeks. An MRI showed disc herniation... (2 replies)
... Hi everyone,
I would like to hear of other peoples experiences with this procedure, Microdisectomy, please. I am considering having this procedure. L4-L5 extruded disc. Have had 3 lumbar injections, physical therapy, but to date (from January of this year to present time) only getting worse. Thank you :) (3 replies)
... Did you get a second microdisectomy?? (10 replies)
... Hi all. I had a microdisectomy April 18 2013 L5S1. I had originally herniated in OCtober 2012. I tried PT it did not help at all it actually made things worse. ... (10 replies)
... My 24 year old son just had a l-5 S-1 microdisectomy today. The surgeon said that the nerve root was very inflamed and angry but once he removed the herniated part of the disc, the nerve root immediately looked normal. Now my son has a lot of post surgical pain but for the first time in 7 months he does not seem to have sciattica. How many days does it take before you are... (3 replies)
... Any advice appreciated. I had microdisectomy l5-s1/ hemilaminectomy 8 months ago. Surgery per say went well. I still have sciatica here and there. My main constant issue is the deep deep butt ache as well as the area of the lower right back towards top of hip that just aches all the time. I walk for maybe 15-20 minutes at a time. I would love to go for a longer period but it... (18 replies)
... I'm about to go through my 2nd bilateral microdisectomy surgery on the same disk (L4/L5) basically 5 months to the day that I had my first surgery. Has anyone had 2 surgeries on the same disk ? I like to get people's experience with this. Thanks. (1 replies)
... What is the best way to clean hardwood floors? Meaning the safest way.
I am5 1/2 weeks post hemi-laminectomy/microdisectomy. I ask because i spilled a half gallon of oj this morning and it went every where. I cleaned it up on hands and knees with no excessive stretching or reaching instead of mopping. Prior to surgery this is how i would have normally cleaned my hardwoods.... (1 replies)
... I am sorry you are still experiencing your sciatic pain. I know many wake up and have total relief...two laminectomies/discectomies later I can tell you that has not been my experience or many others...and this should not panic you, its just as normal as total relief right away, depending on each persons own set of issues. Such as how compressed and therefore bruised your... (7 replies)
... My problems all started back in November of 2011. Started a new stretching program as well as yoga and i felt really good. Bam week and a half later i started waking up in the mornings with terrible hip pain that gradually got so bad i was walking crooked. Went to the orthopedics office and he did the standard x-rays,as well as an mri. Mri showed a few bulging discs and a... (7 replies)
... I had two bad herniated discs that were almost completely out. I had my microdisectomy on L3/4 and L4/5 s1. I am having a lot of hip pain that I've never experienced before. I was wandering if anyone knew what is causing this or have any thoughts? (1 replies)
... September 2011 microdisectomy at northern general hospital, sheffield. ... (2 replies)
... I had lower back problems for the past 7years. I had surgery in December 2010 (microdisectomy) L4,L5-L5,S1. Operation went ok until I was sent home. I realized pretty quickley that I was leaking some sort of fluid...."and yes you guessed it..."
I had a Spinal fluid leak. Crippling migrains.
Rushed back in and thay put a stint in my back and I had to lay perectly flat for 7... (3 replies)
... Hi :wave:
I just wanted to say Thank you and very well put!! Everything you said is exactly what I do or have done and Im doing alright and now about 9 weeks post-op! Isnt it great to have the hubbys to the work?!?! They do such a great job when they have to lol! Thank God for our husbands that helped out so much during our recovery! Glad you had a successfull surgery! I... (1 replies)
... Hello I wanted to write some good/bad experiences from my microdisectomy surgery on my L5/S1.
First- before you consider surgery, make sure that you get an MRI to confirm that you have a herniated disc.
Try all other options first but remember if you are having any numbness, get this checked. The longer you have numbness, the greater chance it could be permanent or not... (1 replies)