Hi,iam operated of l4,l5 laminectomy and disectomy,about 23 days gone..The pain that was before is lil bit changed but now i have pain in ankle along with the left leg that was my problem before of left leg pain,what will be the cause now even after surgery…
3 weeks out with continued similar pain after a microdiscectomy could be from a missed fragment (incomplete decompression), a new fragment (recurrent herniation), from a seroma (a collection of blood that occasionally occurs from surgery or continued nerve root irritation. The first thin to try is an oral steroid. If that is ineffective (and your physical examination has not changed), the next step is a new MRI. Missed or recurrent fragments mean a redo surgery. A seroma needs an aspiration and steroid injection.
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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.