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3weeks after L4/L5 discectomy still bad pain in my L leg

crashhccrashh Posts: 40
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:22 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Its been since 8.11.08 since I had my L4/L5 S1 discectomy. I still have bad pains down my left leg. I practically live on my couch now. I have had a headache for the past week. To the point where I get sick. My doc says its the Percocet. I have not had one for almost a week no. Don't smoke or drink since I have been out of work for maybe 2 months now. Nothing will get rid of this headache. Not sure what I have to look forward to.


  • Worsen when you sit up and get better when you lay down? I had an endoscopic microdiscectomy at L3/L4 in Dec 07 and I could not even lift my Rleg for 3 months. So the pain that you are having in your leg may be normal. It was major surgery and your nerves will take awhile to calm down. Good luck and keep us posted.
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