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Sciatica after laminectomy and foraminotomy normal?

kapaxianakkapaxiana Posts: 2
edited 02/22/2015 - 11:59 PM in Recovering from Surgery
It's been 9 days after my surgery and apart from sciatica when changing positions, going from seating to standing especially all going well.
Just wanted to hear from someone who has been through it how long it took for the nerve to calm down.




Bit of brackground:
Was involved in a bike accident in 2008 which set off recurring sciatica episodes. MRI showed disc herniation L5S1.
2009 had first steroid injection. Worked like a treat!
2011 after having my first child pain came back fast and furious.
2012 had another steroid injection. Instead of helping this time it aggravated the pain.
Nov 2013 started taking gabapentin and amytripitiline.
March 2014 was placed on waiting list for a discectomy.
Feb 2015 had surgery. Disc was calcified so a doc performed a laminectomy and foraminotomy instead.
F 32yo
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    edited 02/23/2015 - 12:00 AM
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