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LAMINECTOMY @ L1,2,3,4,5 & Fusion at L4-S1 & still having pain

jtf945jjtf945 Posts: 1
edited 06/04/2015 - 3:00 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I had back surgery April 2015. I have severe pain in both hips since the surgery that I did not have prior to the surgery. The pain is on the outside of the hip and if I put pressure on it, it is really sore with a sharp pain and it radiates down my leg. It is mainly in my right hip and sometimes the left. If I try to sleep on my right side (the side with the most pain) it is OK if I turn in the night to my left side I have horrible pain in my hip that shoots down my leg and wakes me up and I have to manually move my leg to a position to stop the pain. My Dr says it is Trochanteric Bursitis and it will take time to heal, I start PT as soon as the insurance approves it. Has anyone else had this problem after back surgery and how long did it last.


  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,476

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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,476
    I personally can not relate to your issues.
    Others may come around who can.

    There is also a wealth of info on this site that may benefit you.
    The __search__upper right on page, can be helpful

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    They are in every person kind of language and easily understood.
    For me, they very informative and may lead me have more questions, either to look up, or to put on my list to ask doctor about.

    Please continue to notify doctor of all your symptoms and how you try to manage relief of pain.
    Good luck in your continuing recovery. Keep us posted on how you are doing
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