L4-5 Open Laminectomy and Discectomy 1 week post op
Hi Everyone! I am new to the forums but have been reading on the site for a few weeks now. I am 1 week postop open laminectomy and partial discectomy at the L4-5. My pain is pretty much gone except for around the surgical site, but I am still experiencing numbness to my right foot and lower right outside of leg. I know that this may still be around for awhile as it was there pre-op and may or may not totally go away with time. What I am having problems with still is sitting. I know it's only been a week but I can't seem to get comfortable when I sit. I seem to be only able to sit for 20 min or so before my lower back starts to ache. I am not on any painkillers or muscle relaxants. Due to the weakness and foot drop of my right leg I have been unable to walk much outside. Can anyone comment as to how much longer sitting will be difficult and I would also love to hear from anyone with foot drop. It's nice to have a place to hear advice from people who have actually experienced the same things with back problems! This is a great resource!