I have been experiencing back pains for 4 years now. it's on and off and I finally had a doctor recommend PT April of this year. for some reason after that, my right buttock all the way down to my right foot started feeling numb, aching and in constant pain. So, just this monday after doing xray and MRI, doctor told me that the ruptured disc is pressing on the nerve controlling my leg movement which actually caused my drop foot. It's scary when you know in your mind you're moving your foot but you're seeing it in front of you that it's not moving at all.
I saw the neurosurgeon just this last Monday and we decided to do the discectomy in about a month.
I'm scared, I don't know the risks, I just want to be somehow be back to normal.
I want to hear stories good or bad about people who's had the drop foot and discectomy. Did it help?
thanks and looking forward to hearing back from people.