L5-S1 Laminectomy Recovery – 5 Months

I just turned the five month mark in my recovery from laminectomy surgery.  This is probably the first “month” since surgery that I don’t think I’ve got much to say.  Life is kind of normal.

For the most part, I am doing things that I did before my disc ruptured.  I may not be as fast or strong, but I am doing things.  I need to be more careful and I think about my posture more, but I’m not really being held back too much.  There are days and moments where I take a step back.  But in the big picture, I’ve learned to deal with those setbacks and keep on rolling.

I’ll try to add more later, but the main point of this note is that I’m 5 months post-op and progressing well.  If you see some of my other posts, you may notice that I’m even getting out on some adventures.

  2 comments for “L5-S1 Laminectomy Recovery – 5 Months

  1. Pierre,

    Yes, I do get some hip pain. It takes some stretching, but it usually feels better when loose or I stretch. My muscles are not 100% recovered, but they are coming along slowly. The main problem is when they get tired, they like to seize up. Sort of a spasm.

    I don’t think I’d say my back really hurts too much. A few vertebra up it can be sore to the touch and the PT said this was just knots from weakness.

  2. Hi Steve ,

    Did you did you ever get hip and groin pain ? Also how does your back feel . Do you have pain in your lower back ? Are your muscles back to normal ?

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