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L5 S1 Post Op MRI

Hi Everyone,
Happy Holidays. For those of you that have had a L5S1 non fusion MDE did you get an MRI after surgery? I have my 2nd follow up this Monday.
I still have swelling in the immediate incision area, but the area is very clean and I have had no drainage whatsoever!

I did experience sciatca for about 5 days after surgery, but had never had it before and it's no longer occuring.
I have noticed the numbing in my toes and calf coming back, and I sometimes get tight in my hips and hamstring. I 've been stretching though and hope to have a good check up Monday.

Any help would be great!
PC
PC
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Comments

  • Yeah it take maybe a couple days till your pain goes away
    Don't worry
  • I wouldn't think they would do a post op MRI unless you were presenting with symptoms typical of a relapse or new issues not typical to recovery from the surgery. Wouldn't it be nice though to put our minds at ease. My surgeon did X-rays while I was in theatre. My surgeon said things like numbness may take up to 12 months to fully resolve. Hope that helps.

    Good luck with your second check up, let us know how u go!
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