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Microdisectimy L/4 L/5 -S1

Just had a micro surgery to fix a herniated disc. This was 4 days ago , now of course there is going to be pain etc post op. I have had severe discomfort around the incision site and numbness and weakness along with muscle cramps in my left leg. I did suffer that as a symptom of the herniation. I am.set to fly on the 6th of February 2 flights 10 hours total. This will be 11 days after surgery any advice for the flights. I have asked the airlines for assistance and extra leg room etc just wondering if anyone had any tips or tricks they found helpful for travel. 



  • I'm scheduled for a microdiscectomy on L4-L5 in a few weeks. I'm so nervous but can't wait for pain relief. Just curious, did your surgeon OK the flight? I am supposed to do a 4 hour car ride a few weeks after surgery and I'm not even sure I'll be able to. How are you feeling now after the surgery?
  • Sorry only saw this now I still have residual nerve pain the flight was uncomfortable  but was ok with muscle relaxants and pain relief. Just take it easy and stop and get up where I can but i took the pain relief just before the flight  and got through it. Yes the surgeon cleared me also. 
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