I bulged by L4/L5 disc back in 97. I had shooting back down my left leg and my left hip muscles were constantly irritated. I had a microdiscectemy and laminectemy in 98 after about a year of doing various things to no avail. The surgery relieved most of the pain, but not completely.
Over the years, the pain gradually subsided but never went away. However, my left foot and leg gradually got weaker and number. If I jog, I have to really concentrate on keeping my left foot from slapping the ground. If I look at my two legs, I can definitely see that my left leg is smaller.
My left leg constantly feels half numb and weak. And it always feels like someone is stepping on my foot, especially when I'm not lying down.
I saw a neurosurgeon and he said because of scar tissues, it's difficult to do a second surgery. Is there's any surgical procedure that can be done to get rid of this numbness, tingling, and weakness sensation? I feel all I need a just a tiny bit more space around my nerve.