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Hi and advice sought after microdiscetomy

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
Hi - my partner had a microdiscetomy 14 days tomorrow. The sciatic pain has gone but now he is experiencing great pain and a feeling of coldness in his ankle. He had a bulging disc L5 S1 which I understand is pretty common. Is his pain and lack of mobility now common. Even though he was in extreme pain for 4 months before the op he still went to work - had to take painkillers and psych himself up every day. He was at work all day before the op. Now he struggles to walk less than a 1/4 mile and back. Any feedback would be welcome.




  • Have him call the surgeon and let him know.Although pain and pins/needles like sensation is common after surgery,it won't hurt to call the doc.Besides,two weeks is veeery early in recovery.
    Hope he feels better soon!

  • is still very early in the recovery process. I had much worse pain after surgery than before. You must give the nerves and disc time to heal and recover. Good luck and keep us posted on his progress.
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