AdyjingParticipantDecember 12, 2019 at 2:53 amPost count: 11
I have just done the surgery of microdiscectomy at L5/S1 with large prolased disc out and compressed with my S1 nerve root. It should be nearly two month and I was trying hydrotherapy PT now. Here comes my problems are residual sciatica nerve pain mostly in the buttock and when sitting, some hot sensation will go along my outer part of calf. I think the numbness in my right baby toes were gone. While I have some muscle spasm and every time when stretching done, it comes easily when sitting.
I want to ask about how long does the muscle spasm stop ? and how long does the sciatica go away?
I will do streching ex and also core strength ex everyday as pjysio suggested. Meanwhile I will go to pool everyday and do some ex as hydrotherapy PT taught me in lesson. Somestimes bursing feeling in outer part of calf got after hydrotherapy, but it can go away with rest. Is it safe for keeping these rehab ex ? and also Can I swim now? Thanks a lotAdyjingParticipantDecember 12, 2019 at 2:56 amPost count: 11
also I will have parasthesia since post op week 3 but it comes down, now sometimes when streching ex or even hot pad on particular area, I still feel parathesia in my baby toes, is it normal? can it be gone with time and rehabiliation ex? thanksDonald Corenman, MD, DCModeratorDecember 14, 2019 at 6:06 pmPost count: 7629
The nerve symptoms can be “persnickety” for about 3-4 months. You should be at least 50-70% better after surgery. If your symptoms don’t get better, ask your surgeon for a short course of oral steroid. If that is not effective, it would not hurt to obtain a new MRI with gadolinium.
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.AdyjingParticipantDecember 16, 2019 at 7:21 pmPost count: 11
Thanks a lot Dr Corenman.
I can feel much better now at daytimes.
Condition at night times improved as well but still cannot sleep well. I will wake up at mid night and feel buttock pain. Hot pad and stretching seems can help. I want to ask about the condition? And is it the buttock pain related to nerve pain? Rather than muscle spasms?
Sitting time also improved.
But I can feel there is v slow progress in recovery, my pre op condition is quite emergency as I cannot walk and severe sciatica pain, so I decided to do the surgery within few days.
Thanks for your help.AdyjingParticipantDecember 16, 2019 at 10:47 pmPost count: 11
Will it be nerve root inflammation, but the symptoms are getting better and parasthesia is not so strong as before
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