Hi, Had discectomy on L5 S1 1 week ago today...I still feel that the nerve is trapped and am unable to straighten my left leg completely without considerable nerve pain. I Hurt my back approx 2 yrs ago and lost some sensation in my left foot and have suffered from shooting pains going accross my left buttock and down my leg with numbness on the left side (Pretty standard symtoms). After another bout of servre symtoms I opted for surgery.
Can anyone tell me if this is normal as I was expecting some pain but the nerve to be free, where as at the moment the nerve feels as it just as trapped as before.
Should I be trying to stretch the nerve?
Thanks in advance ~X(