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7 months, 10 days after Microdiscetomy


I am 7 months plus after microdiscetomy surgery, its been an up and down experience. The first 3 months were pretty good with minimal jolt pains down my right leg, after that I slowly started getting that nasty pain back. Talked the doc, was given some anti inflamatory meds, that helped for a bit. Than 3 weeks later got the jolting pain again. Doc said this was normal and the healing will take time. I was given the ok to do normal activity, but ever time I do some activity (light), I get swelling back and than comes the pain which is now in the right buttocks. It’s on and off, two weeks of pain, than one week no pain. Had a six month check up with the Doc. Same feedback, this is normal, umm. Beginning to wonder. 

Curious, if anyone is this far past surgery and still having some jolting nerve pain ?





  • Hi TeeLee

    Welcome to Spine-health

    I think you would find research and reading in some of the older Surgery Buddies groups could be a help to you.  There will be member's experience shared there going through from pre-op, surgery and post-op. 

    Please join in a current, active group by adding a comment, if that would help give you some support at this time.  The older groups tend not to be active.

    Nerves do heal very slowly but do keep your surgeon up to date with new or increased pain, so they can advise you as things change.

    I have added two links below to help new members with information and these also contain the forum rules.  There is lots of material to research on Spine-health that will give you the power of knowledge.

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