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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,321
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:30 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
We are very new here looking around for some information.
My husband just had a Laminectomy/disectomy(sp?) on T12/L-1
on Monday the 13th. He was supposed to stay in the hospital overnight but after 12 hours in recovery they still had no beds. His incision looks great and feels great he is experiencing very bad spasms in his inner thigh/groin to hip on the right leg. He goes to get up and the way he explains it he says it is like a numbing/shocking pain shooting. Anyone else experience anything like this? Is that one of the side effects? I know it has only been 4 days ago. We have been waiting for the doc to call. Any input would be appreciated.
Thanks, Firemans Wife


  • I would notify the doc, that sounds like a nerve issue vs. muscle spasm, muscle spasm is like a charley horse if you know what that is.

    Better safe then sorry.
  • Was your husband given any medication? Often they send you home with something for muscle spasms...something like flexeril, skelaxin, or soma. Have you tried icing the back near, but not directly on top of the incision area? I imagine your husband has some inflammation and that probably has the L1 nerve root irritated.

    Remind your husband to walk. It is important to keep the blood flowing and oxygenated and it helps to keep the nerves stretched out, too.

    Don't be shy about calling the doctor again, if you don't hear back. Someone should be on call, even if it is the weekend.
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  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. your husband is very lucky to have you there for him.. =D> he will be needing you as his recovery goes on.. good luck and always know you can call his doctor if things seem out of sort!! :D Jenny :)
  • sorry-oops :D Jenny :)
  • Thank you all for responding. We got two new scripts from the doc on call and will be on the phone in the AM with the doctor.
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