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How long does the tenderness last post op?

chris71cchris71 Posts: 23
Hi, i'm near 10 weeks post microdiscectomy now on L4 and L5 and have just returned to work.I'm swimming around 2000yards 3 times a week and walking.Everything seems fine so far with no leg pain as such just a light tingling sensation in the calfs sometimes .During the week at work someone bumped into me and i could feel like a bruised tender sensation in the lower back where the op was carried out.I was wondering how long does it take for this area where the tissue was cut to fully heal?


  • It takes several months. One day you'll bump into something and not even notice.

  • You heal from the outside in, and it can vary from one person to another >:D<

    Angie x
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  • I feel the same way. Like there is a bruise on my lower back and it's sore to touch.
  • Thanks for the replies,as with everything related with this op it's just a question of time i suppose.
  • Is one of the hardest things in this merri-go-round. We can't wait for relief and then once we have some relief we can't wait for more. It sounds crazy, but at least that's how it is for me.

    Wait wait wait until the doc is going to do something, and then wait wait wait until the post op pain subsides and life can resume.

    Hang in there, but remember if in doubt, give your doc a shout!

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