I had microdiscectomy 1.5 years ago on L5S1 by an orthopedic surgeon. The surgery followed an unsuccessful attempt at an epidural. Pain is gone but I'm still dealing with numbness on the back of my right thigh (moderate), right calf (severe) and the right side of my right foot (severe).
In addition to the numbness and more concerning to me is the severe cramping I get in my right leg or foot and persistent muscle spasms in my right leg. I can watch my calf muscles "quiver" when at rest. The cramps wake me up at night (probably 3X per week on average) and can happen without warning just walking or sitting. The cramping did not start until about a year ago.
Do those of you that have had this procedure done think that these are issues those that I'll have to deal with forever, or should I go back to the doctor to have it evaluated? I've been told by some to go to a neurosurgeon or neurologist for my "second round" of opinions.