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Hi my name is Sue, and I had my disk and decompression surgery almost 4 weeks ago after a fall which happened a year ago and I have more pain now than I did before my op...usually it's worse in the mornings as I get out of bed and goes as the day progresses. Some days are worse than others and I have a tightening or pins and needle sensation down my leg at times. I knew it wouldn't be instant relief but I'm now worried that my op hasn't worked. I just worry as don't know what is normal ? I guess I just needed to have somewhere I could open up and talk to.



  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,846
    Welcome to Spine-Health and how to get started

    Just click on the above link and you will find lots of information on hot to get started on Spine-Health and how to get the most from your time with us.

    The topic about Not feeling great, or even worse after surgery is pretty common here. I look at anyone 4,5,6 and perhaps 8 weeks out from surgery is being a newborn. I may take 6 months to reach maturity and over a year to become an adult.
    (This is all in terms of being a surgical patient, nothing to do with your personal qualities and traits)

    But I will state that if you are feeling really bad and its not unlike you, then you might want to contact your doctor to discuss things. Its better to be safe then sorry

    Take a look at one of my threads, Patience
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • Suzyq99SSuzyq99 Posts: 4
    edited 04/07/2014 - 3:03 AM
    Thank you for your help x
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