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    Old 03-31-2009, 10:22 AM   #1
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    Muscle tightness 2 months post op discectomy

    I'm 2 months post op from a micro discectomy and have been feeling wonderful, no shooting pains or anything until last week when I started experiencing some muscle pain and tightness where they went in endoscopically and on both sides of my lumbar area.
    I had surgery on L4-L5. How long should this last and is it normal? I'm assuming I'm still healing but of course any pain is worriesome. What can I do to allievate it, does heat or ice help?

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    Old 03-31-2009, 06:09 PM   #2
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    Re: Muscle tightness 2 months post op discectomy

    Hi, it has been a year for me since my laminectomy and discectomy. I get that tightness too, actually swelling if I do too much. It feels like a slab of concrete. If I just stop any activities, it goes away

     
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