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Post Hemilaminectomy Perinial pain

Started by jguttikonda24 on 12/13/2017 1:09pm

Hi I recently i mean on Nov 29 I had this hemilaminectomy surgery for L5-S1 disc.
After surgery I feel relieved but last couple of days I still feel all the pre-surgical symptoms are back now may be not all the time but every now and then still sense them.

numbness in upper thighs when I am standing more than 15 mins
periodical sciatic pain all the way down the leg
periodical Perineum Pain

Not sure if this is expected after surgery or not. if so, Can I expect relieving from these symptoms in time at least?

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Hi, jguttikonda24--thanks for taking the time to post! Spine surgery--even if it's performed minimally invasively--is a big deal. Those first few weeks after your procedure can be tough and quite painful. It may take a few months for you to notice any noticeable improvement, but that doesn't mean your surgery wasn't a success. Our best advice is to follow your surgeon's post-operative instructions, because they're designed to position you for a healthy recovery.

With that said, don't hesitate to call your surgeon if you're concerned about the progress of your recovery. We assume you have some follow-up visits scheduled, but that doesn't mean you can't call between those visits if you have questions or concerns. Go with your gut--if you feel that something just isn't right, give your surgeon a call.

We hope this reassures you--and we wish you a full (and fast) recovery!

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