Hi everyone! I am now 3 months post op L4-S1 discectomy/laminectomy. The surgeon who did the surgery said that the surgery itself was a success in that he removed the impingements on my nerves. Unfortunately, my body disagrees with him. Since the surgery I have not had any relief at all, and have been deteriorating.
My pain levels are higher than before surgery and my left foot is getting more useless by the day. It is now completley numb and does not move well at all. I cannot push up on toes, walk on heel and foot is turning inwards. Is it L5 nerve damage that causes this or can it be coming from somewhere else? This is one of the levels that I had discectomy/lami.
I have had a new MRI and get my results tomorrow. I am very anxious about this. One one hand, I don't want them to find anything, but on the other I need them to find something so I can move on and try to find ways to help with it. Does anyone else feel that way? Hoping that something is found so that you can find a possible solution? The thought of continuing with this pain with out any hope is very discouraging.
>:D< >:-D< : Karen
L3-S1 herniation and bulges, stenosis, mod facet,ddd,impinged nerves,coccydinia
discectomy/lami July 2011-unsuccessful
adr L5-S1 Feb 2012