Hematoma from L2-L5 post laminectomy
Had a 4-level laminectomy in March because herniated discs were impinging on the spinal cord and nerves were compressed leading to bowel and bladder incontinence.
Since then I've been in the ED at midnight 4 times for Toradol and Cortisone shots for incredible nerve pain and leg weakness.
Had an MRI last month which shows a "seroma or hematoma" and edematous tissue that fills the entire surgical bed. Neurosurgeon tells me this is to be "expected" and normal but it in no way contributes to the increased pain and weakness worse than before surgery. And that it may NEVER go away.
Pain management says I'm stupid for having the surgery and says there nothing he can (or will) do.
BTW, before anyone else tells me I shouldn't have done this, a decade ago I had successful laminectomies at the Laser Spine Institute in Florida (no longer in business].
Has anyone else experienced this?