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misterdog1mmisterdog1 Posts: 8
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:48 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I had a lumbar discectomy in February 2010. It was done at the L4/L5 level. Things went well after the surgery and I was back to work 6 weeks later. Since then things have been pretty good. What I have noticed that since the weather has gotten cold I have been having some sciatica pain.Not as bad as it was before,but it does pain me. So is it possible for the weather to play a part in this. Right now I don't have to take any meds but I just need to know if anyone else has had this problem.


  • hi Misterdog1,

    I've had 2 microD's on L5/S1.
    I have found that weather does indeed impact my back. As a female, my cycle also impacts me (but I suspect you are a male based on your username).

    It's not only cold.
    I've found that if it's damp/wet out, my back/leg pain acts up. On those days, I take it easier, drink more water, and I do take Advil/Tylenol and remind myself to get back to the basics.

    You might want to keep a journal with pain level, weather changes, and activity level to see if you can see the same.

    Hipe this helps.
  • I will start with the journal. The weather just started getting cold here in Maryland last month and that's when I noticed it. I was scared that maybe I would have to go in for a revision. I also do a lot of walking at work and I wear boots, so that may also impact this sciatica pain, but during the whole summer I had no pain. That's why I believe the weather is playing a part.Why do you drink more water when your leg/back pain acts up? I'm curious. Any imput would be great.
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