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20 Day post-op question....

buckeyebackbbuckeyeback Posts: 384
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:28 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Having had a shaved disc and bone spurs removed on 2 levels (L3/4 & L4/5), when can I expect my nerves to calm down typically. They feel like they did before surgery maybe even worse currently. Those of you who have had this type of surgery (micro-d/Laminotomy) please give me some opinions based on your experiences. Thanks in advance.



  • Is this normal even though I'm over 3 weeks post-op?
  • My confusion has to do with what a read online and what my surgeon's office is telling me. They say that it could take months for nerve pain to resolve even though the surgery went "perfectly." I am also tingling in my right foot/ankle when only a bone spur shaving was supposedly done on that side. My issues pre surgery were only in my left leg. Hmmm. I could be just being impatient but I expected to feel a little better by now and not experiencing the same symptoms and having pain in different areas of the left leg and certainly not in the OTHER leg. I have my followup appointment on Monday and I'm putting together a list of questions. Maybe I should request another MRI. That's a good idea, thanks!
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