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Pain in right leg after surgery

pee3jonesppee3jones Posts: 2
Hello I recently had a lumbar microdisectomy done on my back L4 L5. The surgery was done on Sept 5 2012. I'm now having pain in the right leg front side. I went to doc today for post follow up and told her about the pain I'm having. She explains that's not normal she says I should feel the pain on the backside of the leg from the button down. I explain yes I feel that pain also. Overall no back pain but my leg hurt around the thigh area. She prescribed me a steriod pack and say lets see how that works and reschedule for 2 weeks. Anyone got some advice.
Montalvo jones


  • I would trust her judgment. She is probably thinking that you may have some inflammation, and this is normal. I had a similar situation going and I used the sticky patches with the steroids on them. (Can't think off-hand what they are called.) Anyway, it took maybe a week or so for the pain to subside and stay away. I had 3 back surgeries in 2009, 33 days apart. What I learned most is that I had to trust my doctor, take medicines as prescribed, walk every day and have patience. Your body was just invaded and nerves have been affected, so we need to understand that as things settle down, we should begin to feel better.
    Good Luck.
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