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SueFSSueF Posts: 3
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:47 AM in New Member Introductions
I had a laminectomy 8 weeks ago yesterday and I'm still so miserable. I'm looking for anyone who has had this surgery and can tell me what to expect, if I'm on the right road and it just takes a long time, or whatever other information I can gather about where I should be at 8 weeks and what can I expect. Thanks. Sue


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 13,526

    for a spine-health site introduction, click on :

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    if you have any questions, feel free to contact (pm) any one of the moderators here jeauxbert ,haglandc or dave or administrators tamtam or dilauro
    in addition, you can always contact any one of the members of the authority team neck of steel or cath111

    the spine-health web site offers so much more than these member forums.
    check the various tabs at the top of the spine-health page and you will find so much that is offered here.

    please remember that all information you receive from members on this forum is not
    formal medical advise. you should always consult with your doctors.

    to get back to the forums, you can always click on forum home

    lease feel free to contact me at rdilauro@gmail.com or send me a message
    8 weeks out from any spinal surgery is really not a long time.
    its difficult for us to provide you with any sound information without knowing some more details.

    if you could provide us with:
    - how long did you have the problem before surgery
    - what discs where involved
    - was their any disc impingement on a nerve root
    - how long was your physical therapy
    - what medications are you on

    you will find many members here who have had laminectomy surgery. i had it done back in the late 70's and 80's at the l4/l5 and l5/s1 disc levels.

    everyone's recovery rate is different. a lot also depends on the complexity of the surgery, how long it took and your initial physical therapy treatments.

    once again, welcome to spine-health. be patient,
    8 weeks, and you are still a babe in the woods in terms of spinal recovery time
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
  • Hi, Sue! Welcome to Spine Health.

    You might want to make a post under the back and neck surgery forum, not everybody posts up here. I am sure you will get tons of support down there!

    Hope you feel better soon!
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  • I will definitely go to bac and neck forum. I appreciate that input.
  • hope you feel better soon! welcome to the forum! Jenny :)
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