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decompression of l4/l5 advice on recovery post op

bridgetmckeownbbridgetmckeown Posts: 8
edited 07/09/2012 - 11:46 PM in Recovering from Surgery
hello im coming five weeks post op following decompression l4/l5 and had a wallis ligament fitted. since last week im experiencing alot of discomfort area of surgery which i did not have up to this . it has set me back alot and would love if someone had it or may have an idea what it is. i had so little discomfort until; this happened and i feel it has set me rite back. I was very pleased with my progress up to that point but feel when i lay on a couch for a short time i may have doene something to it. I was going for short walks every day and pleased with my progress. now im just at a standstill. thanks for any help which could reassure me what it could be. PLEASE IS THERE ANYONE WHO HAD ANYTHING SIMILIAR THANKS


  • i also felt my recovery was going along nicely so i started to forget my doctor's directions about lifting, bending and started to get pain in new areas. i called the doc and posted in these forums and was told i was doing to much and reminded that this was major surgery and there is a long recovery process. i listened. its been almost 4 months now, i'm back to work, am tired and have aching back and legs at the end of the day. i take 1/2 - 1 perc and feel better. i am so much better than before the surgery and i truely feel it just takes time.
  • kamgramkkamgram Posts: 483
    edited 07/27/2012 - 5:39 PM
    I had a lamnectomy at L4-L5 Oct. 30, 2008 and 3 weeks later I started having horrible pain again after I sneezed several times. I went back to my surgeon and had another MRI and the disc was reherniated and had to have surgery again on Dec. 15, 2008. Surgeon said sometimes you never know what causes it and obviously if a sneeze did mine than bending, stooping, twisting really could. Sometimes when I would start feeling better I would catch myself doing something I know I shouldn't. Im sorry you are having pain again. I know it can be depressing. You need to call your surgeon and let him know what is happening and go from there. Please keep in touch and let me know how you are doing. I am up all hrs. of night recovering from May 24 microdiscectomy on T7-T8 so feel free to PM me:)

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