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  • ratitu
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    I have my (L5 S1 microdisectomy) back surgery on the 31 March 2011 in Apollo Hospitals Dhaka Bangladesh. I had been suffering from back pain for about a year but in 15 February 2011 that pain became a little bit serious and 12 march the pain was terrible. on that day I lost the sensation of my right leg. So I got my self admitted in the Apollo hospital and the doctor’s advice was immediate surgery.

    I am 43 years old, have bronchial asthma, used steroid for about 20 years for this reason my bones lost their density. I have high blood pressure, have drop biting, and have 5 corns in my leg .i have spondelytise but I do some excersise for that and feel better. I am a smoker. I love to drink and drink occasionally.

    After the surgery I was fine accept weakness of my right leg and burning at time of discharging urine and stool. Last 9 May 2011 I went to the hospital for routine checkup and the doctor advised some very simple excersie. I still feel pain in the right back hip and and also left back hip.

    Well, I heard that most the cases (l5 S1 Microdiskectomy) need another surgery. I will be very happy if you could let me know how I can lead my life normally without any surgery. Any suggestion is highly appreciated.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    My understanding of your history is that you have osteoporosis or osteopenia from years of use of a steroid inhaler, hypertension and had one year of lower back pain. That pain increased in the middle of February and by the middle of March, the lower back pain increased and you developed leg symptoms. This was from a herniated disc at L5-S1. You underwent a decompression surgery- most likely a microdiscectomy.

    I don’t understand the sentence “After the surgery I was fine accept weakness of my right leg and burning at time of discharging urine and stool.” Did you have residual weakness of your leg or new onset of weakness after surgery? Discharging urine and stool- did you have bowel and bladder malfunction prior to surgery or new onset of these symptoms after surgery? Did you have burning on urination which could indicate a urinary tract infection?

    You state you have continued symptoms in the right and left “back hip”. Is this area the buttocks, the sacroiliac joint or the back of the thighs? When does this pain become more severe?

    Most microdiscectomies do not require further surgery but it is unclear what is currently causing pain. You need to have experienced eyes look at a new MRI of your spine and you need a detailed physical examination.

    Dr. Corenman

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