Back Surgery Recovery

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  1. Searcher

    Searcher New Member

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    I can use your guys help.

    I recently had a microdisektomy (7 days ago) at L4-L5 and removed 3 pieces of fractured vertebre from my L5, yes all were stuck in my nerves. Recovery is going well and I am regaining my feeling back in my right leg.

    Anyone have any good info besides what my doc recommends to help building my core strength up? Are there any drugs that will help out?

    I won't be able to lift anything over 5 pounds for another 3 weeks.

    Thanks - Just looking for quality info from anyone on the board that might have any experience with this type of situation.
     
  2. MaineSucks

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    test cures everything
     
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    LOL I wish that was true.....I have thought about asking for a couple of shots when I start lifting and training BJJ again. Maybe the doc will give me some.
     
  4. delay pedal

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    how did you hurt your back
     
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    on a scale of 1-10, how painful were the pieces of bone in the nerve?
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    This is from my post in the cage in response to delay pedal


    Thanks for all the best wishes guys....I hurt it rolling with a guy named Corey Farkus. He won the Pan Ams HW division in 04 and beat Rulan Gardner. He would probably have gone to the olympics but absolutely destroyed his shoulder and that kept him out. He threw me with a gut wrench and landed on me while I was inverted and crunch....Two guys almost 300 pounds going at is or can be destructive......On the 12th of this month I am seeing my doc and he is going to show me the piece that was stuck in my nerve.

    8-10 on the pain scale when it hit....It was intermittant

    I will look into the book next time I am at the book store.

    Thanks
     
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    I was in talks with my surgeon about a microdisectomy, luckily haven't had to go through with it. definitely interested in hearing how you recover.

    mine would be to remove a slice of bulged disc irritating my sciatic nerve :hs:
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    doubt you'll find it there
     
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    Giz...that is basically the same as mine. I am a week into my recovery and I am getting all the feeling back in my right leg. I have some numbness and tingling that will go away as the inflamation goes away and the nerves reconnect after surgery. I am about 90% as far as my leg goes. I will make a full recovery within 6 weeks. If you have pain go for it.

    Ceaze...If not I will get the info off the link....Thanks for that.....

    I know nothing of steriods....How much would they help if I can get the doctor to prescribe some for me?
     
  11. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    I feel your pain. Double laminectomy/discectomy :wavey:

    While not the exact same issue, I found the best rehab to be lots of walking when I was first feeling up to it post surgery, then 1/2 crunches on a bench, bird dogs, and a couple other dumb stretches the doc recommended.

    Then back in the gym, going easy on leg presses, squats, and deads.
     
  12. 4cd-Air

    4cd-Air Rape seemed like the next logical step

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    I'd be megadosing some glutamine, make sure you get a good multivitamin, plenty of water (one gallon + a day)...

    basically just make sure your body has everything it needs to heal as fast as possible
     
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    4cd-Air Rape seemed like the next logical step

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    then straight into heavy good-mornings?
     
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    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    No warm-up SDL for 315, no care.
     
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    fuck I should have known that what was I THINKING!?
     
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    The walking does help alot. I have done that everyday since I have been out of the hospital 3xday for 10-15 minutes....How long did it take you to recover your full strength?
     
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    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    I had both surgeries while I was either in law school or working straight out silly hours, so I was not lifting at the time.

    The last time I hurt myself, this spring, I was certain I'd need a third surgery, but I had been lifting and eating right for a while. My recovery was honestly 5 times faster, and I didn't need to get cut open again. I was in the gym as soon as I could comfortably walk.
     
  18. delay pedal

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    i took my dad to the ER a few weeks back with a sciatic nerve issue in his lower back, hes been a mechanic all his life so his was related to wear and tear through the years, hes 53.

    imma check out that book ceaze posted for my own back health for the future
     
  19. Ceaze

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    If you don't have back problems, his other book is more appropriate: Ultimate Back Fitness And Performance
     
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