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8 weeks post op pain

daisyrlddaisyrl Posts: 2
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:55 AM in Recovering from Surgery
I had an endoscopic microdiscetomy for a prolapsed disc between L5 and S1 eight weeks ago. Prior to surgery I had pain down my right leg and found it especially difficult to sit down from the pain in my right buttock. The post op pain has been variable but seems to get better and then worse again as I maybe do too much and is generally a stiffness rather than too much nerve pain. This time however the pain has returned to my right buttock again making it difficult to sit down. I am currently travelling around Indonesia and so dont really have reliable medical access. Is this pain a recurrence of a prolapse or just an inflammation from doing too much and what is the best way to know?


  • Welcome to Spine-Health.

    It takes about 6 months to heal from a discectomy. Are you travelling on any rough roads in Indonesia? If so, that could be aggravating your back. It's very easy to do too much, and most of us do that at some time during recovery.

    Hope your pain eases very soon.


    XLIF L2-4 20.8.15
    ALIF L4/5 2009
    Laminectomy/discectomy L4/5 2008
  • Thanks Trish
    Yes the travelling is pretty rough, I realise I just have to be patient and not hurry it. It's just hard not to panic when the pain returns and you dont really have anything you can do about it apart from take pain killers.
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