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Swelling 16 weeks out of surgery
I am 16 weeks out of surgery, Lami at L5 S1 and a Foraminotomy at S1. I am still swelling, and my Dr. said it could continue for up to 6 months. He will not give me anything for it, and it is hurting my recovery. I am totally pain free in the AM, but by 1PM the swelling sets in and I am in pain. Iceing it helps, but only short term, and I can't Ice 5 times a day!!! Does anyone know how long the swelling lasts, or should I be concerned. It is in the lower back and buttox. I then can't sit, or walk well. Thanks,sweetpotatoe57