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Back Surg recovery time

I had surgery on 27 June 10. I had a Laminectomy at L2,L3,L4 for spinal stenosis .The only problem I have from surgery is that my right leg is numb from the knee down and left knee area is also numb. I use a wheeled walker to get around. My question is how long do I expect this to go on for?


  • I have a bursa on the hardware from my fusion (fused L1-L5). The implant protrubance created the bursa. Has anyone else had this happen. Its painful but I really don't want to have the hardware removed.
    L4/L5 laminectomy, L4/L5 360 fusion with instrumentation, L1 to L5 fusion, L5/S1 fusion w/ disc replacement, left and right SI joints fused.
  • Welcome to Spine-Health. Be sure to look around the site at the articles and videos, and throughout the forum for others that have or are experiencing what you're going through.

    You've had major surgery and are still very early in your recovery. A lot of strange things happen in the first months afterwards and I assume that your nerves are taking their time "waking up."

    With that said, be sure to call your surgeon if you're conderned. It never hurts to get confirmation from your surgeon that what's happening is normal during recovery.

    Take care and keep up on those restrictions. Please keep us posted on your recovery.

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