Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries
What is the symptom that is bothering you the most at the moment? Is it the sciatica pain?
Have you had a repeat MRI after surgery to have a look to see if the nerve is trapped?
Is the sciatica, with a very little mack pain . I can walk very well, but if I stand for a while or seat for too long it hearts me allthe way down. The strongest pain is where my gets culf muscle is. It gets better whenI lye in bet and it gets away only if I take some parcoten 500
I think that it is most likely a nerve pain i.e. sciatica.
This can happen even without back pain.
So far did not
This can happen due to inflammation after surgery.
For this inflammation a cortisone injection into the path of the sciatic nerve may help.
So a cortisone injection here may help a lot.
I did not have any MRi after surgery. Do you think I should have one?
I think that you should have one, yes.
Plus I would like that you should have a cortisone injection as well.
I mean the epidural cortisone injection.
Okey, I will talk to my surgeon.
A pain medicine specialist or your surgeon for the injection.
Any more questions?
Are these nerve problem after back surgery a common issue? And for how long last?
Yes its very common and it usually lasts for four to eight weeks.
So hopefully things should improve in due course of time.
Thank you for your response. But really was thought that the low back surgery was not going to be so much more complicated compare to the neck surgery.
I understand but sometimes after back surgery symptoms take a few weeks to a few months to go away completely.
But I am very hopeful that things should settle soon.
Any more questions.
From your experience after how many months I will be able to start doing my spots?
Ihave started doing windsurfing cycling etc. 3 months after my neck surgery.
It usually takings about four to eight weeks.
Around the same time it took after neck surgery.
Sorry for delayed response.
Thank you .
I would like to know if the doctor above is a neurospine surgeon or a general practitioner?