Users' questions

When does nerve pain go away after microdiscectomy?

When does nerve pain go away after microdiscectomy?

Some patients go home the day after surgery, some on the second day. Most patients notice an immediate reduction in the nerve pain down the leg. In some patients all the nerve pain goes immediately but in most patients it is greatly reduced and tails off over three to six weeks.

How long has it been since I had a microdiscectomy?

It’s already been three years since I had a microdiscectomy!? I have been so touched by the response to my microdiscectomy recovery experience. Three years after my microdiscectomy…I’m gaining weight…

When do you go home after a lumbar microdiscectomy?

Lumbar Microdiscectomy Recovery Time Most lumbar microdiscectomy patients are able to go home from the hospital a few hours after the surgery. The traditional approach to recovering from lumbar microdiscectomy has been to limit bending, lifting, or twisting for a minimum of 6 weeks in order to prevent the disc from herniating again.

Do you have anxiety about a microdiscectomy?

Whenever you find yourself facing the possibility of surgery — even a minimally invasive procedure such as a microdiscectomy — you can experience some anxiety. Not only do many patients wonder about what to expect from a microdiscectomy surgery, they also worry about just how long spine operation recovery may take.

How is microdiscectomy used to treat lumbar herniated disc?

While it is hoped that any accompanying back pain will also be improved or resolved, the surgery is typically most successful at eliminating leg pain. A microdiscectomy uses minimally invasive techniques to provide pain relief caused by a lumbar herniated disc. Watch: Lumbar Microdiscectomy Surgery Video

It’s already been three years since I had a microdiscectomy!? I have been so touched by the response to my microdiscectomy recovery experience. Three years after my microdiscectomy…I’m gaining weight…

Lumbar Microdiscectomy Recovery Time Most lumbar microdiscectomy patients are able to go home from the hospital a few hours after the surgery. The traditional approach to recovering from lumbar microdiscectomy has been to limit bending, lifting, or twisting for a minimum of 6 weeks in order to prevent the disc from herniating again.

Whenever you find yourself facing the possibility of surgery — even a minimally invasive procedure such as a microdiscectomy — you can experience some anxiety. Not only do many patients wonder about what to expect from a microdiscectomy surgery, they also worry about just how long spine operation recovery may take.

While it is hoped that any accompanying back pain will also be improved or resolved, the surgery is typically most successful at eliminating leg pain. A microdiscectomy uses minimally invasive techniques to provide pain relief caused by a lumbar herniated disc. Watch: Lumbar Microdiscectomy Surgery Video