My previous post to this forum was in September 2009 7 months post surgery, and got a great responce which i am very greatfull for.
I am currently 18 months post Microdiscectomy for a large disc prolapse L5 / S1. although back pain has almost dissapeared apart from the occasional morning, i am still suffereing from numbness in my little toe and left side of my left foot, and about 25% muscle loss in my calf and glute, my left calf is 1 inch smaller than my right calf. and left glute again about 20% smaller in size.
Which again has improved significantly from almost 100% muscle atrophy following my sciatica attack.
so i suppose my query is, has anyone gone through something simular and the muscle grown back to normal, i work out 5 days a week, and pay a lot of attention to my left calf and glute, but i am wondering is all the hard work i put in the gym going to waste?