I am a 43 yo male and am 9 months post 2 level Laminectomy. I regret this surgery each and every day. I suppose I had the surgery for the wrong reasons. I was a runner with sciatic pain and my back would spasm when lifting certain things (i.e. my kids) and wanted to run and remain active. My leg pain is only slightly better, and now I have left lower back pain (possibly the facets). This pain was not present pre surgery! I've been to countless physical therapists and am going to a pain doctor. No relief.
Until about 2 weeks ago I was on 80 mgs of Oxycodone a day. I was totally hooked. I am completly off now, but my pain is much worse.
What would be causing lower back pain this long after?? My back feels so weak.... Pain doc says its a mechcanical shift since ligaments where cut out of my back during the lami. Working toward a rhizotomy of the facets.
So many regrets.