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Lower back pain and leg pain coming back after Surgery

Hello ,

First of all i would like to say thank you to everybody. I have got trough my pain and my surgery. My name is Shruti i am 29 Years old. I had a L4-L5 microdiscectomy and L5-S1 laminectomy on September 23rd 2014.The leg pain went away. But now its come back again i am going to see the doctor about it tomorrow. what i want to know is, what happens next say if its a re-herniation whats the next step and what would be my options for . And if its scare tissue then what will happen. i want to know what are the possibilities and how do will the doctor determine my pain and treat it ?


  • LizLiz Posts: 8,835

    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • My surgery was recent 8/22/14. I had a L5/S1 Lamenotomy & Discectomy. I felt great the first week, then as the meds wore off the numbness and pain set in. I was supposed to go back to work on Monday (10/13) but nerve pain has brought my treatment (Physical Therapy) to a halt. I have a MRI scheduled 10/21. It's been a struggle getting to this point. I made an effort to walk 2-3 miles a day once I was home and could walk with just a cane (no walker), but now I'm wondering if that was wise. I did not receive specific instructions despite my requests. Now, do I sit for over a week waiting on the MRI without stretches/walking? So frustrated with the difficulties getting specific answers from my Dr's office. I guess I will take the meds as prescribed and rest (the meds make me so tired). Anyone out there have advice or have experienced anything similar?
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