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recovery advice

lloyd1964llloyd1964 Posts: 2
edited 09/20/2015 - 12:27 AM in Recovering from Surgery
i have just had l5/s1 discectomy and lumbar decompression i have a six inch cut
in lower back i am getting a lot of pain in left hip i was sent home two days after surgery
they needed my bed was given loads of pain killers morphine,gabapentine,paracetamol
and some horrible liquid to help the bowels. told to wait for outpatient apt has anyone got
advise why it still hurts so much after two weeks ?

postoperative care for lumbar microdiscectomy surgery


  • I didn't have your exact surgery but I can tell you sometimes it takes time for everything to settle down. My doctor told me to stay ahead of the pain by taking pain medication on a regular schedule whether I needed it or not. Also, if your doctor agrees, ice might help. I always numb the pain with ice when I can.
    C4-C5 ACDF surgery with plating August 28.
    cord compression due to disc-osteophyte complex
  • I have just had L4/L5 disctomectomy and I left day 3. It was sore, I was on endone, panadol, and lyrcia. I was told the same thing to stay ahead of the pain until week 3. It has definitely got easier and I found after the first 1-2wks the pain was manageable.
    Good luck
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