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Has anyone's numbness gone away?

phenom34pphenom34 Posts: 27
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:53 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I have been having some issues for a couple years now. Numbness in the toes and groin from an l5-s1 herniation. I just had it operated on a second time because I had a huge flare up.

I am only a couple weeks post op and there weren't any complications.

Pain is almost completely gone.
I have noticed more feeling in the genitals which is a huge step. Along with other saddle areas.
However, my pins and needles in the genitals and toes have gotten quite a bit worse.

Im told with time they are supposed to get better.
Ive also seen reports of people with long standing numbness.

Has anyone actually had pins and needles go away after a surgery? Also what is the time frame?

I am young and hope i don't have to deal with this forever.


  • Unfortunately, not me but I do know people that did get feeling back. I will tell you that the toes are the last to recover...even the ones who lost feeling in the leg, still have some numbness in the toes.

    I'm told it can take a lot of time...so don't be too quick to get discouraged. A lot of time, like a year or so. I hope you get feeling back.
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