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Spasms year after surgery

Good evening all,

Just looking for some insight, I had a microdisectomy with nerve decompression L5-S1 last march- as I had a HUGE ruptured disc that made my life hell aka the sciatica. Surgery has been the best thing ever to happen, as I got my life back. I am now in the nursing profession which is the worst job when you have back problems but its something I love so I will not give it up. However only lately ive been getting extreme pain in the area like spasms when getting up from laying down, mostly from sleeping. I know that you get stiff in the morning as you don't really move much in your sleep but as soon as i lay down or sit down and relax I get this awful spasmy pain. I am in the gym alot and I did find stregthening my back and core has helped so I am going to do the same again, but simple things like getting up from a chair or bed I get this pain and then I am alright and get no pain? Has anybody had this? I haven't been to the doctors, I am trying to put it off as long as I can.



  • I'm having bulge disc. Can lead herniated (blow) disc. Surgery Isn't good deal after read your text. God bless you for sharing
    I google a lot. This web is the best to answer anything. Ask the question about spasm after microdisectomy ... You need get another doctor opinion but the best one you can get. I'm already looking for a great Doctor cause I'm not found surgery right way
    I'm in suuuuuper muscle spasm for 70 days
    MRI the tech dint mention muscle problem and Doctor believe it's inflamed. It's crazy that wherever u go they talk in way they aren't in the same page. Very confusing. Good about spasm after surgery
    Unfortunately it's the way. This web is good but some doctors web site it's good as well. I learned a lot ! So I can argue with the doctor. We can't agree 100% about Doctor point of view. Sometimes if we show we have good knowledge they get even amazed and starts tell the reality in details. I don't know if I helped. I do wish help soooooo much cause I can't sit. I can't drive. I can stand long. I'm in spasms. I know the pain
    God bless you!
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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,427
    edited 01/15/2016 - 8:34 AM

    It might be good idea for specialist to monitor you spine and your symptoms.
    I would think doctor would want know.

    I'm curious why you do not want to see your doctor?

    Other members with their shared experiences, may not be your issue.
    And Doctor would be best to assess, guide and or reassure you.
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  • Thanks for your responses, the reason being not going to the Drs is I may plan to go into the forces in the future, and it doesn't look good on your record. However if it gets really bad I will go.

    And PreetyBee- Try and find a good surgeon, I was lucky I got a good one, but here in the UK we have the NHS we don't pay, unless you choose too. I hope it gets better for you.
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