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... and a laminectomy is the preferred option according to my orthopdedist unless I want to continue taking prescription NASID the rest of my life. ... (3 replies)
... My surgeon was also conservative and didn't do a fusion. I was told the average recovery time was 6 to 8 weeks, however it took me personally 10 weeks. ... (3 replies)
... I was down for a good 6 weeks with my laminectomy where I did little. Then I gradually increased my activity. My biggest advice is if you do this, plan on guarding your back for the six month. ... (3 replies)

... I had a laminectomy and disectomy in March L3-L-4 and L-5. I was told not to do anything for 3 months. However, when I went for my check-up at 2 weeks the surgeon said let pain be my guide. I would suggest stopping short of that. If I do too much my back swells and I have a hard time sleeping. THe first two weeks were pretty difficult. It was hard to sit too long and too... (3 replies)
L5-S1 Laminectomy
Feb 16, 2007
... hours and was released from the hospital the next day. The recovery was extremely painful and my mother and husband thought I should have never been released after 24 hours. ... (18 replies)
... Your recovery sounds very normal to me. Recovery is always slower than patients feel it should be. And, you've already answered your own question. ... (81 replies)
... I don't have a date set yet, because I've been procrastinating. I've been wondering what the recovery period would be like and how long. I appreciate reading of your experiences. ... (14 replies)
May 4, 2007
... I just had a laminectomy done on Jan 25th. I think 2 weeks is a bit too soon for a recovery period. ... (25 replies)
... ms and cramping occur with some regularity when a nerve has been compressed. Often muscle relaxers are prescribed upon discharge and are taken in the early post recovery period. If your doctor doesn't suggest them, you might want to ask if something like that would help. ... (3 replies)
... te and those who had one before, your words of advice and kindness and simply responding have helped me cope with lows that I suppose are predictable following a recovery period of major surgery. I look here every day and read every word. ... (44 replies)
... I do believe that the recovery period is different for everyone and that many things contribute to it, like how severely the nerve was compressed prior to surgery, etc... ... (13 replies)
... re their surgical experiences, at least not with spine surgeries. There are so many variables and more little things that can happen that can result in a longer recovery period. And surgeons tend to be overly optimistic in the time frames they suggest to their potential patients. ... (12 replies)
... Hi I'm new here so please beir with me. I had L5 laminectomy discectomy on Jan. 4,2013. I realize it's only been a month but seriously going crazy! What is the recovery period? ... (4 replies)
... l5 area it is very sore. Rubbing it lightly will make the pain subside some as long as you rub it. Tens can bring the pain down to a tolerable level for a period of time sometimes.. I really suspect this is muscle spasms, but could be wrong. Vicodin is very effective in helping with the pain. ... (81 replies)
... After the surgery it felt like someone had a finger stuck in my back all the time. Now it happens when I am walking or standing after some time period. The time period gets shorter as the day goes on. Others have this? ... (81 replies)
... read your post. How about telling BORED hubby to do the laundry if he is so bored. My husband has been a complete angel during my recovery period. He is wonderful to begin with. ... (23 replies)
... er, he also maps the trigger points before doing the injections, so that takes time also. Makes me very sore for a day, but cuts the pain back considerably for a period of time. Usually about two weeks, and then I do it again. Its just a temporary pain reduction measure for me. But it all adds up to making life bearable! ... (81 replies)
... tly and this is causing spasms. He is talking about prolotherapy. Failing that he thinks Botox might be an option since trigger point injections help for a short period of time. Since the tens unit helps a lot, if all the above fail could be an implantable spinal stimulator. Just had an epidural which helped for 3 or 4 days. ... (81 replies)
... Hi, Everyone is different but this is what worked for me. We rented a hospital bed and put in in the middle of the living room. I had it for 2 months. When I got home I used a walker in the beginning. Then I moved on to a cane. I started walking as soon as I got home. Just a little each day with help from my mother, husband or whoever was around. I think it is good to... (21 replies)
L5-S1 Laminectomy
Feb 17, 2007
... I think you were so smart to have a second opinion and you sound like you have a positive attitude which will help you in your recovery period. Just remember to take it nice and slow and listen to your doctor and you should do fine. ... (18 replies)

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