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Old 03-25-2010, 09:08 PM   #1
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Smile microdiscectomy

I have L5S1 herniation. Does anyone have feedback on how long it takes for the foot numbness to go away after the surgery?

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Old 03-26-2010, 03:50 AM   #2
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Re: microdiscectomy

I've heard that numbness is the last thing to go away and it takes upwards of a year. I'm 3+ mos. out from a partial discectomy of L5-S1 and still have persistent foot pain (more than before surgery) and occasionally some numbness (never before surgery). Hope your healing goes better than mine!

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Re: microdiscectomy

[COLOR="Navy"]The nerves don't like to be touched and moved and messed around with. So what do the doc do? Move and mess around with the nerves. Which causes nerve pain down your legs and into your feet and tingling and numbness. How long it lasts depends on how badly the nerves were bothered. If they were damaged in any wya, it will be a long heal. If it's just the normal surgical mes, it should clear up in a few months, if the nerves were healthy to start with. If they were already damaged, it will take longer and they may not heal well. It requires patience and more. Just take a deep breath and try not to think about it...[/COLOR]

Old 03-27-2010, 12:46 AM   #4
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Re: microdiscectomy

After micro-discectomy you have 30% chance of reherniation, FBSS or pain return. Consider minimally-invasive spine surgery!

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