I had a 1 level TLIF at L4-L5 with hardware on January 6, 2009. Before the surgery I had numbness in my left leg that started about 3 months erlier, but was gone after the surgery. For the most part I would say the surgery was a success. I would say I am 80% to 90% pain free in my lower back. So I would call it a success, but for the last few weeks I have been getting a wierd feeling in my left leg. It feels almost like it's asleep from the knee down. It feels week and kinda numb.
The surgeon used BMP along with the bone in the disk space between L4-L5. Could this be a problem? Does the BMP keep growing? Has anyone else had this feeling?