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  • bshack0
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    Male/29/White

    Hi,

    I had a microdiscectomy and laminectomy on my L4/L5 April 1, 2019.

    Surgery went very well and had a successful first 8 month recovery. I have not been lifting, bending, or doing any abnormal movements.

    About 7 days ago, I noticed my back was stiff and tightened. First thought was that I slept in a weird posistion. As if today, day 7, I do not have any excruciating pain, and did not experience any at anytime in the last 7 days. My back just feels off, and I have a very odd sensation in my leg that I would describe as odd but not painful. I took naproxen for about 5 days and with that, I noticed almost nothing. Today I did not take anything and feel that weirdness again.

    Scared that I reherniated, but I am not experiencing any electric jolts. Maybe a little bit of tingling in the leg and foot.

    bshack0
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    I also want to add that my pain was initially in the right side of my legs and currently comes and goes on that legs. Different sensation but there.

    Before surgery I could not walk for more than 5 minutes. Yesterday I walked 3.7 miles.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    The nerve root can be sensitive for months to even years so I don’t see in your reporting anything to be too concerned with. The back discomfort “comes with the territory”. You herniated the disc losing some cushion and height. The spine needs to “readjust” to this and this can take up to a year. I think you are doing as to be expected.

    Dr. Corenman

    bshack0
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    Thanks Dr! That’s what I assumed, I just wanted some mental piece of mind. No electric pains but still some back tightness. I’ll give it a while and see how it goes!

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Let us know how you do in the long run.

    Dr. Corenman

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