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back surgery

I am 1wk. post of from my second back surgery L4L5..fixed nerve root pain in my leg but when I sit I have increased swelling in the right foot and ankle..doesn't happen when I stand,only when I am sitting..numbness on the inside of the foot also...any suggestions out there???


  • you need to see your surgeon. only he can diagnose what is going on since he did the surgery. any pain or anything unusual means a trip back to see the doctor. i assume they gave you a list and a letter stating what to do if there are problems and they also list the possible problems. if one is not listed, then deffinitely go see him asap. call today and i know some surgeons have a waiting time but if it is immediately after surgery then tell the receptionist what is going on and you need to see the doctor immediately.
    I have 4 fusions from L5-3, the latest last May '12 where they fixed my disc that broke.They went through my side this time. I take 40 mg of oxycontin 4x a day and 4 fenatyl lollipops 300 micro gms 4x a day.
  • Yeah....what he said

    March 20, 2014 - L4/L5 Laminectomy and Microdiscectomy
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