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L4 L5 surgery in january, still not healed.

gregorggregor Posts: 1
edited 06/22/2013 - 1:16 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery

So I had l4 l5 microdiscectomy surgery 7th of January. Prior to the operation I had lots of pain in both of my feet for about 5 years. It took a long time before they found out I had nerve entrapment on both sides in the back. They didn't think the feet problems where caused by it as I didn't complain much about back problems. I did have a stiff back, but compared to my feet pain it wasn't to bad. The back did get worse the last year before the operation though.

Anyways.. now almost 6 months after the operation I still feel pretty sore in my back and I have burning sensation in my feet. Some weeks ago it felt a lot better.. it seems to swing a bit.. If I put to much pressure on my back its sore for a while. When I feel better I start thinking I can do anything and do something stupid. Like carrying a welding machine into my car :p

Working out seems to help. I lift weights every other day and I got the exercises from a fysio. I also go for a 45 minute walk every morning and do 30 minutes on a bike on the days when I lift weights.

What is normal after a operation like this? Have you had similar surgery and how long did it take to fully recover?

I'm doing a new MRI on july 16th and going back to talk to my surgeon, but I'm still curious to hear what other peoples experience is.
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