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left sided disc prolapse now right sided numbness

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edited 06/11/2012 - 8:30 AM in Lower Back Pain
hi, i have a bad disc prolapse and iam waiting for the call to go in and have surgery, it has caused numbness in my left leg and foot with weakness, now iam getting numbness in my right leg gp said it is not conected to disc prolapse but did not give me a reason for it, iam seriously panicking now in case i end up not being able to walk. any suggestions thanks


  • Hi Bmw1,

    Sorry to hear about your prolaspe. Have you told you surgeon about your new right side numbness? I would let him or her know right away. Maybe put in a call and leave a message. I would think he would want to see you again before surgery and maybe run more tests. How do doctors think that is ok to just say they don't know, referring to your GP, and just let is go at that? Atleast he was honest. I'll give him that. Good thing you have the surgeon to call. Don't panic. Just do what needs to get done. Communicate with the doctors. Get second opinions.

    Hope you feel better soon.

  • Both of my legs hurt, and both of my feet go numb.
  • I had a severe pain on my right leg gose down up to my sole & my doctors decided to go for surgery for the disc prolapse L5-S1 as soon as possible & i had the surgery 9 days back , but i still have this pain & cramps on my calf muscle specially on sitting down.
    my surgeon reassured me that it is because of the posoperative oedema & it will resolve in 2 weeks.
    can anybody help me regarding this , will it reoccure??
    Thank you
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