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Discectomy 4 weeks ago...now severe nerve pain in back

I had my discectomy 4 weeks ago.....sciatica pain in leg was gone as soon as I woke up after surgery and has been great...but now for the last few days I am getting sever nerve pain in my lower back. It comes and goes but when I get it, it is unbelievably painful! It usually happens when I stand up or when I move my hips. As I stated it us almost unbearable when it happens....Anyone else get this?? Please help....


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  • Hi Matty:

    I had a 4 level fusion with Laminectomy about 7 weeks ago . I have gone from no pain in the beginning to different pains all over the place lol.... I walk daily and have the same pain you describe. Honestly I think it is just muscle pain I feel as the surgeon does cut through muscle and other tissue to do the surgery. We all heal differently so you may want to talk to your doctor but I have found that if I use my cane when the pain is bad in that area it helps a lot. I have also used a heating pad at night which seems to help with the muscle stiffness and healing pain I get.... Keep your chin up......:) My best

    Kathleen tStand
  • Thanks Kat......The pain I am getting a shooting nerve pain in my lower back right above my butt. Its making me pretty nervous. Its not a muscle pain. (It a nerve pain like when you have a tooth ache and you hit the nerve when you bite something). It feels just like when first hurt my back years ago. it is a very very shape nerve pain that is excruciating. It literally cripples me from moving at all, then it will go away but makes me extremely cautious. I know when I get up from this computer seat and first stand up it is going to hurt so bad. If anyone else has had this please let me know!. Thanks in advance!
  • Matty, are on a.anything for nerve pain like neurontin or gabapentin? If not, you may want to see if your Dr will send something out to handle those pains.

    Good luck!
    Synovial cyst removal in 2008. L4-L5 facet joint.
    Lumbar fusion at L4-L5 in December 2013. TLIF posterior entry
  • mattyGmmattyG Posts: 4
    edited 02/04/2014 - 3:45 PM
    Just muscle relaxers but they dont work for this pain...Ive heard of neurontin. I will ask..thanks!
  • My leg pain is mostly gone . I still have a sharp pain my back . I will say that it has improved slowly since I had the surgery . Doc said to give it time . Could take up to 18 months for nerves to heal . If you are 4 weeks out you could still have some inflammation .
    28 yr old
    Microdisectomy on June 27th 2013
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