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Lower Back pain 3 Months after Microdiscectomy

sayyeedssayyeed Posts: 1
edited 12/23/2015 - 8:34 PM in Lower Back Pain
hi all,
i just joined the forum today
i have got micro-d done on 18th sep 2015. b4 surgery ; i had sharp pain in my left buttock down to the leg. after surgery the pain was gone. after 8 weeks of surgery; my surgeon recommended me to start swimming. i started swimming . i was doing 4 laps ( 50-60 meters ) . this gave me very strong cramps in my left leg. i reduced the swimming to 2 laps , and i was not having cramps. from last 3 days ; i have mild to intermediate pain in lower back ( strongly not in legs ) . i had a flue 3 days back and was sneezing a lot . i m thinking ; it might be because of that . any suggestions ; what could be the reason.

welcome to spine-health

it would be very helpful if you could provide us with more details. so many times we read about members who have different tests and they all come back negative. the more clues and information you provide, the better chances in finding out what is wrong,

here are some questions that you should answer:
  • - when did this first start?- was it the result of an accident or trauma?- what doctors have you seen? (orthopedic, neurosurgeon, spine specialist, etc)- what conservative treatments have you had? which ones?- what diagnostic tests have you had? and their results (mri, ctscan, xray, emg, etc)- what medications are you currently using? (details, dosage, frequency, etc)- has surgery been discussed as an option? (if so, what kind)- is there any nerve pain/damage associated?- what is your doctor’s action plan for treating you?

providing answers to questions like this will give the member community here a better understanding
of your situation and make it easier to respond.

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it is very important that new members (or even seasoned members) provide others with details about their condition(s). it is virtually impossible to help another member when all the details we have are
i’ve had this for years, it hurts, i cant move my shoulder – what could this be, what treatment should i get?

diagnosing spinal problems can be very difficult. in many ways its like a game of clue. especially, when the diagnostic tests come back negative – no trouble found! then its up to the patient and the doctor to start digging deeper. the doctor is like a detective. they need clues to help them move along. so, you as the patient need to provide the doctor with all sorts of clues. that is like it is here. without having information about a condition, its impossible for anyone here to try to help.

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  • sayyeed said:
    Hi All,
    I have got Micro-D done on 18th Sep 2015. B4 surgery ; I had sharp pain in my left buttock down to the leg. After surgery the pain was gone.

    Glad to hear this aspect of it....as that's exactly my case....as my pain is mainly in the hips and buttock on the right side only.
    So I am considering this surgery. However, I also need an X-Stop installed or a plate to secure the L4-L5 on the right side.
    I have no pain on the other side...at all.
    I am surprised they did nothing else for your back....so was all of your problem related to nerve damage and pain from stenosis ?

  • Liz53Liz53 MissouriPosts: 150
    I had a microdiscetomy in May 2013 and it eliminated my horrible leg pain but left me with back pain that was new. It took almost 3 2 1/2 years for it to get a bit better. I now have a new herniation in the same spot and have horrible leg pain again. In getting opinions from surgeons they say often the surgery fixes the leg pain but creates back pain.!it concerns me that maybe I will have to deal with back issues again. Maybe this is your issue? Best to check with your dr.
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