mellydParticipantNovember 29, 2023 at 6:53 amPost count: 2
Hello, please could you advise on the following: I am 18 days post surgery after a 2nd discectomy (same disc 5 years apart) my initial recovery was going really well but after reducing meds I am still having pain into my left and right buttock when turning in bed, moving from sitting to standing and sneezing. Plus slight numbness down the left leg. My notes say revision right and left discectomy L5/S1 of moderately large disc. The pain prior to the op was unbearable and I’m now concerned when I am not on meds it’s returning. Do I just need to be patient? My first op I was pain free within 2 weeks. Last week I was fine then this has suddenly come on. Also could you advise how severe the bulge was as I’m not really clear. I will attach the scans.Thank you in advancemellydParticipantNovember 29, 2023 at 6:54 amPost count: 2
I’m not sure how to attach the scan picsDonald Corenman, MD, DCModeratorNovember 30, 2023 at 12:13 pmPost count: 8652
There are individuals who have attached single images on this site but the format is difficult. It is also hard for you to know what images to select to import. A revision is more difficult to get a good result due to previous scar. I would give recovery another two weeks but ask your surgeon if he or she would consider a short course of oral steroid during that period.
Dr. CorenmanPLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
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