Hit in back after laminectomy
I had an open multilevel laminectomy, foraminotomy, and spur removal at L4-L5 5 weeks ago. I have an extreme fear of being hit or touched on the back now. The question that I can't remember to ask my neurosurgeon when I'm in her office is....will being hit in the back directly in the surgical area do any harm or is it protected well enough by the back muscle? Two days after being released from the hospital my elderly mother opened the bathroom door fast without knocking and hit me directly on the incision by the metal, old fashioned sharp-edged door knob. I had to sit down immediately to keep from passing out from pain. There was no visible damage but now I'm wondering how well protected my spine is post laminectomy. Thanks all!