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Tired all the time

scaredofsurgerysscaredofsurgery Posts: 20
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:45 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Is it normal to be so tired every day with a disc herniation? L5-S1 large herniation...


  • I had a herniated disk and now some other issues. I find that just being in pain makes me tired. Also some medications can make you tired. Read the labels for side effects.

  • Yes, I found that after my physical therapy evaluation yesterday I was so wiped out. I am in pain every day and have to go and lye down throughout the day. I agree, the pain does tire me out. I am not taking any medications because the last one I took gave me heart palpatations. Thank you for responding back. What part of your back did you have a Micro on? What was your recovery like?
  • My surgery was at T1/2 right at the top of your back. They did the microD, laminectomy and forenatomy. Basically a clean-out of all the herniated disk and stuff that was affecting the nerve root.

    I was back to work in three weeks and overall it wasn't too bad. Hope you do as well but it seems like the lower you go the harder it can be since all the weight goes down.
  • No muscle relaxants or meds? I think just the pain and not knowing what's to come can be exhausting especially if there's a change whether you're able to work or not. If it continues mention it to your Dr. just to be sure. Take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • If you aren't on meds, the other cause of exhaustion can be the stress of pending surgery and the unknown. Plus the pain could be causing you to compensate for body mechanics when you walk, etc. so it's tiring too.
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