How do you know if your sciatic pain is clearing up after a discectomy? Do your numb areas first go to pain and then normal? I had a miscrodiscectomy 2 days ago and parts of my foot which were numb, are now starting to become painful on the surface. When sciatica clears up from numbness is it supposed to just clear up or go through a pain phase first?
1. No sciatica -> 2. pain ->3 3. numbness/weakness, with or without pain.
Therefore I'd conjecture that:
To clear up sciatic numbness, the stages would be:
1. Numb/weak -> 2. pain -> 3. no sciatica present.
Any expert knowledge on this subject?