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treatment for swelling & inflammation?

Is there any treatments for swelling and inflammation post-op ?



  • Ice, Steroids and Anti-inflammatory drugs. But I haven't had to deal with either.

    L4-L5 Herniated 02-02-2013 (Slipped on Ice)
    L4-L5 MicroD 08-07-2013, Reherniated 10-21-2013
    L4-L5 MicroD Revision 10-07-2013, Reherniated 10-17-2013
    L4-L5 PLIF/TLIF 10-02-2013
    Released From Surgeon & All Restrictions 03-06-2014
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,834
    but if the swelling continues and there is no improvement, then the doctor should be made aware of that. One of the fears about ongoing swelling (especially in he legs) is blood clots. Doppler tests can measure the blood flow in a given area.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
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