What causes backaches and tingling in feet after lumbar laminectomy?
there is no specific treatment to this condition
Hello. I have been through your question and understand your concern.
The complaints you are describing are common after the cause that lead you to surgery, basically the radiculopathy. It is important to understand at what degree is your nerve damaged, and for this purpose a nerve conduction study would be appropriate. The sensory component of the nerve takes time to improve, with 6 months to 3 years for its definitive improvement. Gabapentine is the treatment of choice for the burning a nd tingeling sensation, called paresthesias, but since you have developed side effects of this drug you should not take it anymore. Regarding the back pain, it is difficult to understand the mechanism underlying, because surgery can change the microarchitecture of the muscular and ligamentous structures of the back, resulting in difficulty on finding the best treatment.
So you have to wait, and take the usual drugs for the pain.
Hope this helps, please feel free using MHC again.
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