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Author Topic: Lower back pain following surgery  (Read 7787 times)

Brad73

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Lower back pain following surgery
« on: August 18, 2009, 04:57:47 PM »
Hello Steve,

Previously I had lower back problems with accompanied leg pain for around 5 years which used to come and go. I recently saw my GP (Feb) and he diagnosed it as being sciatica, I had the CT scan and the MRI and I had a herniated disc on my L5/S1. I have had a Lumbar Discectomy in July and I got instant relief for around 5 weeks, but recently I went to pick up some paperwork from the photocopier and got another tweak from my back on the LHS and I now feel restricted again. I dont think I have sciatic pain as I am walking freely and I can get better range of movement out of my left leg, but bending is especially limited. I saw my physio and he gave me a few test to carry out, and feeling the pelvis as I was doing it said my pelvis on the left side wasn't freely moving or rotating and the muscles were tense. He gave me a few stretches to carry out but when I lie flat flat on the ground it is quite painful until I feel relaxed and then its feels OK. I am getting down about it as I'm busting to go back to work and thought the problem would go away after the surgery but this has now popped up, it just seems like a chain event. Some advice would be appreciated and would the Self Treatment program help with this issue.

Thank You.

Brad

Steve Lockhart

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Re: Lower back pain following surgery
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2009, 09:35:54 PM »
Hi Brad, unfortunately the surgery only treats the symptom and now you are feeling the cause come back to start the symptoms up again. The bad news in time you could well have the sciatica back as well which is something I am sure you don't want to hear. The good news is there is something you can do to treat the cause and my self treatment program will do that for you.

I suggest you read (or re read) The Bad Back Book which you can download free from this site. go to www.backpain.com.au/start and that will explain it fully for you.

Cheers
Steve
« Last Edit: May 01, 2015, 11:12:12 PM by Steve Lockhart »

D.waisp

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Lower back pain following surgery
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2009, 07:34:28 PM »
I also get back pain lower back pain. I am suspose to be calling my GI doctor tomorrow.
  Leah

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Re: Lower back pain following surgery
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2009, 11:20:32 PM »
Hi Leah,
Doctors don't have much idea with lower back pain so don't let them get you taking drugs as a solution. The cause is most often not where you feel the symptom.

Good luck,
Steve

 

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