Thought I'd ask this here.. seems an appropriate forum...
30 days ago now I herniated a disc.. L4/L5... now the pain is "mostly" subsided.. but I have to walk slow and careful due to a fair amount of muscle weakness in my left leg.
I cannot lift my foot.. and cannot stand on my tippy toes with that leg.. and pretty numb on the left side all the way to my toes.
I have a surgeon appt in 21 days.
That mean 51 days TOTAL. Am I safe from permanent nerve damage? Or is it too late already?
So darn hard finding answers... and surgeon was 5 weeks out when i made the appt. Doing PT currently.