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Lower back pain - decompression

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:22 AM in Lower Back Pain
My partner had a decompression operation two days ago. He has returned home and is in more servere pain than before his operation. I pressume this is normal after surgery of this nature. Has anyone had this operation and if so what is the prognosis and how long before the pain goes????

I am so worried and just hope he returns to normal afterwards. He is 48 years and has many years ahead..



  • Hi,

    Ive had something very similar, post surgery pain is very common. Please ensure that when he is ready to start rehabilitation that he does as much as he can in order to regain as much mobility as he can.
    Nobody is ever the same as before surgery but the pain will subside shortly and pass soon. He is on the correct meds?
    If it increases or continues get him checked out,

    Good luck and welcome

    xx Husky xx
  • Is this what your partner had done? It is normal to have more pain afterwards because the nerves get very, very upset afterwards and it takes time to calm them down. Tell him to ice his lower back 20 mins on and 20 mins off. Keep us posted.
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  • Hello Al

    How is your friend right now? Is the pain going down? It should.Because Decompression therapy draws fluids into the disc-helping it rehydrate and heal. But remember his anxiety may lead to depression which should not be encouraged. It takes some time to make the disc condition proper. So please do not lose temper.

    Thanks. :)
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