I recently had a discectomy two and a half weeks ago. The surgery was necessary because the sciatic pain became so debilitating that I could no longer stand or sit because of the severe pain. I tried two epidural shots and had some physical therapy, but both did not work. I had a herniated disc in the L5-S1 area. The surgery went well and I no longer have the constant sciatic pain down the right leg. However yesterday I started experiencing tingling in my right foot and at times it feels like it is traveling down my right leg. I am scared that something is wrong. Has anyone experienced this and if so what have your doctors told you? I don't have the pain that I had, I can actually walk, sit, and stand without a problem. However I am scared that this tingling means that my symptoms are coming back.
Can anyone shed some light on this and help me out?