[I] Dear Friend, I am 59ys. old and have had two laminectomy's 1999 & 2008 My first was for L-4-5 and then the second wa L-2-L-3 & L-3-4 & L-4-5 alot of pain was removed but if you don't teach yourself to take it easy, and try to think you Cannot do some of the things you use to do. My leg pain had returned real bad some day's and the there are days that it doesn't bother me. I know my problem is that I don't exercise enough and I am a overweight for my age.I try not to take any pain medicine unless I work outside in my yard to much. I have tried two epidurals back in November for the leg pain which lasted for two or three weeks,now it's back,
the pain mgt. wanted to do the nerve eblazion, I 'm not to fond of that but I'm willing to try something else rather than having another sergury. I have found a little releif by doing some exercises on one of those exersize ball's. Lay on top of the ball and roll forward towards you hands and the reverse roll back to your knee's & feet, doing this 4-5 times. The first two or three days you're going to be sore, so be prepared for this. Back surgeries affect people different, and no two peoples PAINS are alike. You might want to wait a little farther down the road to try the ball rolls.