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Microdiscectomy surgery and complications

katdogkkatdog Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:52 AM in Degenerative Disc Disease
Hi All I just had a microdiscectomy on my L5S1 at sunnybrook hospital. After the surgery I was delighted as I had no usual buttock/leg pain as I had before the surgery. After a few complications due to medication etc I was went home a day later. At that point the only pain I had was from the Surgery. The next am as I was getting out of bed I
collasped from shooting pain from my buttock all the way down my left leg with severe cramping and numbness. Basicly tthe same pain/problem I just had surgery for only now it was 10 times worse. All my Surgeon said was that there is a 5% chance of "reherniation" and that I was to sit on the couch all weekend and watch tv. Needless to say I am not impressed. Has anyone else had this happen and what did you do.
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  • I JUSTED POSTED ABOUT THE SAME SURGEY I MIGHT HAVE,MAY I ASK WHAT WAS THE EXTENT OF YOUR BACK PAIN?AND HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD IT BEFORE YOU DID HAVE THE SURGEY?SOME SAY IT TAKES MONTHS TO HEAL.
  • Hello. Sorry to hear you are in such pain. I had L4-S1 micro surgery 10 weeks ago and I still am having a few issues with my nerve and back pain. However, your doctor should have told you that, the first 2 weeks after surgery you will/could have severe flare ups with the nerve because it is "angry" from surgery and quite normal. Having said that, it can take months for the nerve to heal, not necessarily as painful, but it takes quite some time!

    I hope at this time your pain has eased a bit.

    Itsmeme
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