Hi, I had a microdiscectomy at L5,S1 about 10 days ago. The pain hasn't been so bad (mainly twinges) and there has been numbness in my right foot and three toes the doc said was expected. Then yesterday and today I've had new pain in my right foot (on the reght edge of my foot) and new numbness on the bottom of my foot just below my toes. Does anyone else experiece this? Should I be worried? In the past few days I have been driving again for the fist time in 6 weeks. Could this be a factor?
The next question involves stretching in my sleep. I've woken up while stretching my legs as far as they will go and arching my back. It's happened alot because I lie still on my back (and I'm not naturally a back-sleeper). I am so afraid this might hurt my back. Anyone know about this? Is it possibe to reherniate a disk by stretching snf arching my back? This forum has been a great comfort--especially when I'm still learning.