Re: Post Op 12/20 laminectomy, partial facetectomy w nerve root decompression
Personally, I would call the doctor about the increase in pain if it continues. I think two weeks is too long to wait. He may want to do a post op x-ray or MRI or some physical tests to try to identify the pain source. Are you scheduled for any physical therapy?
I had a facetotomy also to remove my synovial cyst, and two hemilaminectomies on the left side only. The hemilaminectomies are meant to stay open to relieve the mild spinal stenosis I had, but I'm not sure about the facetotomy - I did not ask how much was removed.
If the facetotomy hole was through the middle of the joint, I would assume it could grow closed, either partially or entirely? I know our spines are pretty active at producing bone spurs and enlarging facet joints as we grow older.