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Post-op fluid pocket pressing on left side sciatic nerve after L3-L4 discectomy

I have a pocket of fluid that is pressing against my left side sciatic nerve after L3-L4 disc removal and fusion. Is there rehab excercises that can help speed up that fluid to obsorbedare?


  • If you're working with a physical therapist, this is a good question for him/her.  If not, I would talk to your surgeon about it.  Does your surgeon expect it to reabsorb?  If so, what is the projected time it will take for the fluid to reabsorb?  Sometimes, the only thing that will take care of a problem is time.  Being a "spiney" takes a great deal of patience at times! 
    Kimmy72, Spine-health Moderator
    Firm believer in PMA!
  • lawrence1llawrence1 Wilton, NHPosts: 8
    I'm on prednisone so I can move around and do rehab. The pressure was on my spine for 48 years (Vietnam Vet) When post-op from surgery, right leg totally weak. I was hoping for excercises, if not surgical team can suck it out!
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