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I had a microdisectomy 4 and half moths ago. Last monday i

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I had a microdisectomy 4 and half moths ago. Last monday i fell forward on a concrete path. I felt the impact in my whole body but had no pain , until today. Have slight to medium pain in left buttock. Got my period today so hope it related to that but I am very worried Ive caused damage to my back.
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This is probably fine. You might have a muscle spasm there.

If it were a disc issue, I would expect sharp pain radiating down the buttock and possibly into the leg.

It would be a reasonable idea to get xrays to confirm the back is okay but I suspect you will be fine.

As long as you don't develop any more symptoms that is.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

shall i continue to take anti inflammatory…. rest or walk around?… at 4 to 5 months post surgery is it still dangerous to have knocks to the body or can i consider myself back to "normal" , within reason/caution?

yes to anti inflammatory

yes to walking around

you are basically back to normal but surgery always creates a weak spot that is more prone to injury
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