I've been suffering from a rutured disc at L5/S1 since late April 08. I was told to pursue PT before I started to think about surgery. I went through 20 PT visits, and continued with the exercises at home. I started to feel better but not great, and reached a point where I just couldn't get any better (roughly 7 months after the rupture).
In late Dec. 08, I got to the point where my leg started feeling weak and the nerve pain in my foot and calf made me want to crawl out of my skin. I also started feeling cold sensitivity in the top sides of my thighs and numbness in my knees. This change in my condition, made me pursue microdiscectomy surgery. The surgeon said that everything went well, but it's been 2.5 weeks since surgery, and my leg is sarting to feel weak and numb again. The cold sensitivity has never gone away either.
I'm in good physical condition (6ft. 175lbs.), and not carrying extra weight. Is it posible that I've reherniated the disc... or is this just the post op neuropathy?
Since my condition seems a little different from others I've seen on this site, I was wondering if anyone else has had this same feeling?
Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.