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Old 03-02-2004, 08:47 PM   #25
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Posts: 1
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Re: Post Surgery Tips

Hi everyone,

Three weeks ago I had a L5-S1 ruptured disc, with free floating bone fragments and cauda equina. Emergency Discectomy with lominotomy surgery was preformed. Pain in left legs and left foot numbness remains (like foot is in an ice chest all the time) with spasms really bad continuing. The doc says the siatic nerve was "messed up" pretty bad and it will take time for the swelling to go down in the area. I am not a patient person. I want relief now!!! I thought discectomy would relieve this pain immediately, any others out there with the same problem?