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My husband had done a spinal surgery 6 weeks before

Spinal surgeons - Bangalore contact details & My husband had gone a spinal surgery 6 weeks before:- I want to know how many days it takes time to get relief from back pain and leg pain. After the surgery L5 & S1 spinal. Please suggest me. It is now already 6 weeks ago still he have some pain in the right leg and seems to be not very health. Regards, Ramya Muralidharan
Asked On : Wed, 23 Feb 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello, welcome to HCM. Spinal surgeries are very delicate surgeries and patients can take up long time in recovery. The pain may be present usually upto 4 to 6 weeks depending on the surgery performed and the method choosed for it. You must consult your doctor and continue recieved physiotherapy. Avoid heavy work and limit yourself to mild walking and very light exercises. Take a good healthy diet and recovery would be faster. WIsh you good health.
Answered: Tue, 6 Sep 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Aashish Raghu's  Response
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He should be taking pain killer, muscle relaxants, avoid lifting weighs and take adequate rest for 6 weeks after Surgery. If there is still pain he may need to get examined by the Surgeon to look for any nerve compression. Kindly take him to the surgeon if his symptoms are not getting relieved with the medicines. Let him eat plenty of fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables and diet with good protein like cereals, pulses. Let him avoid bending forwards much.
Answered: Sun, 4 Sep 2011
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you must be examine your patient by the same surgeon did surgery & a physiotherapist .complete relive u will get by exercise.
Answered: Sun, 4 Sep 2011
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I pray he gets fine in six - eight weeks. but overall the success of the spinal disc prolapse surgery are not good and the 5yr post surgery the relief is same as it would have been without surgery. the reason for pain after the surgery varies a lot e.g. pain because of disc herniation at a level above or below the operated disc, facet joint dislocation, nerve entrapment because of any hematoma in the surrounding region. so if the pain does not get any better u shall consult the operating surgeon and may even need a repeat MRI.
Answered: Thu, 18 Aug 2011
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Lumbar spine surgery is performed on the lower back to alleviate lower back pain. Pain in the lower back is often confused with sciatica. It can be performed as an open spine surgery as well as by using a minimal invasive technique. When the surgery is done by using a minimal invasive technique, a small incision is made in the patient’s side and a series of small holes are made along the spine. The open spine surgery recovery period is six to twelve months. In case of a minimal invasive spinal surgery it is four to six weeks.
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Answered: Tue, 9 Aug 2011
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