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Nerve pain in the leg after microdiscectomy. Pain on standing for a long time. Could this be due to inflammation?

I am 3 months post microdiscectomy and still have nerve pain in my leg. It has improved since surgery but has seemed to have reached a plateau. My pain increases on standing too long (over an hour) and sitting. I do Physio exercises three times a day and walk a lot. Could this still be inflamation of the nerve after 3 months or something more serious? Thanks
Asked On : Fri, 25 Jan 2013
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The pain in the leg more so on standing and sitting for a long time could be the remnant of the original pain. Indeed, discectomy, or any surgical interference, will leave behind some amount of discomfort for a while. This may be a month or 6 months !
The nerve pain is a radiating / spreading pain while the pain u describe appears to be due to myalgia, ( muscle causes).
Hopefully you do not have any skeletal abnormalities, like scoliosis ( lateral bending of the spine.
So, I suggest you need to continue of Physio and take simple analgesics like Paracetamol 1000 mgm. daily to break the pain cycle and local massage with diclofenac gel.

with best wishes

Answered: Tue, 5 Nov 2013
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