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Back Problems board

I had a laminectomy and discectomy in March. One week post op I was still very uncomfortable. I had stabbing pains in different parts of my legs, spasms in my back, cramps in my legs and burning. I was only taking tylenol and an occasional 1/2 vicodan. My back hurt alot and it was very difficult to sit or lay down. I was exhausted.
It is a gradual process. I was told if the nerve was compressed for a long time it takes longer to heal. I figured the nerve was swollen just because it was moved around during surgery.
I feel like I have turned the corner the last few weeks. I certainly have my moments and sometimes bad nights but I don't regret having the surgery. I am having improvements. Give yourself some time. It has been only a week.