I suffered from excruciating pain in my left lower back and left thigh for over a month. Then I got an ESI 3 weeks ago. The back pain gradually disappeared, but the front and sides of my thigh are still 100% numb to touch. At the same time the skin burns if rubbed and I have pain and burning inside the thigh especially when I walk. My neurosurgeon did not see anything big in the MRI and said that it is not a case for surgery. I have disk bulges at different levels and moderate stenosis, main problems are at L4-L5. I am afraid that these symptoms will be permanent and that they indicate a severe nerve damage. Does anybody know if/when one should be concerned about numbness and pain not going away? Should I wait more, or go to a different doctor?
Thanks so much!!!