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Hi, my name is Steph and I had an endoscopic microdisectomy 10 days ago. I would like to ask a few questions.


  • stephssteph Posts: 2
    edited 11/03/2012 - 11:29 AM
    I had an endoscopic microdisectomy 10 days ago for a L5/S1 herniation and severe spinal stenosis. My surgeon said everything went well and I'll feel great for the next couple days and then I might get some increased pain in my leg. He emphasized that it was a good thing and he expects that but I am just miserable! I have intense nerve like pain in my right butt and down my leg to my calf and it's so bad at night that between 3 and 5am I have to get up and go to the couch and sleep upright! When I bear weight on my leg and get shooting, electric shock like pain that makes you scream! He said this is typical as the nerves are "waking up" after being compressed for so long and it will pass in a few weeks. I just want some feedback from others to see if this early post-op pain is normal.
  • You hadn't mentioned any pain medications. What are you on?

    Hope things get better.
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