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6 months after lumbar disectomy

fsoftballffsoftball Posts: 19
edited 04/25/2015 - 5:25 AM in Recovering from Surgery
I am 6 months out from having a L4-l5 disectomy for severe sciatic pain down my left leg. I was able to stand for only 2 or 3 minutes and then either had to sit or squat to relieve the pressure. The surgery was a success has the sciatic pain was relieved immediately. I was told to walk as much as possible after the surgery and told no bending ,lifting or t My recovery went twisting for 4 months. My recovery went great as I had no pain when walking. At my 4 month meeting my surgeon said I was doing great and to return to my normal life,he said he was not going to send me to physical therapy because i was doing so well.

I week later I started having minor pain in my lower right part of my back and pain in my groins when excruciating pain in my groins when going from a sitting position to a standing position. The pain is only in the lower right side of my back ,but the groin pain goes from I side to the other every other day or so. My surgeon decided that i need to go to PT after all to stretch the muscles I didn't use for 4 months. My therapists said my psoas musckles was ight and need to be stretch out. I have been at for 5 weeks and have seen very minimal improvement and am getting very frustrated since the weather is warming up and I am usually a very active person.

I have read a recovery story that was somewhat similiar to my situation with the groin pain after surgery and it took the gentleman 9 months for the proin pain to go away. I was wonder if anyone else has had similiar pain after surgery and would like to share their experience . I have heard that it could take up to a year to completely heal after surgery, but my surgeon said I would be golfing by May when I had the surgery and as of now I do not see that happening.

Thanks in advance for any replies

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