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  • jayd10033
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    Hello Doctor,

    2 weeks tomorrow since XLIF. Having normal recovery, seroma, nerve/numbness in thigh.

    I also noticed when I tense my abdominal muscles, the side that the surgery was on bulges rather than contracts. I read this is a pseudohernia likely due to denervation during surgery.

    In your experience, do they usually self resolve?

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    They can self-resolve but I don’t know the % that will improve with time. Normally, nerve injuries will take between 3-6 months to improve.

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE 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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