I'm suffering from a herniated disc L4S1. The MRI showed that it was a large impingment on the nerve root. My left foot has a been sore & numb.This has lasted a little over 5 months . At month 2 I got an epidural with a little effect.
At month 5 I got a micro discectomy from a high skilled and very regarded nuro-surgeon. He did tell me the nerve was inflamed from being compressed for so long. Well now that the disc is free from impingment, How will the nerve react?
Is it beat up like a flatten garden hose? I sure hope it can recover from such abuse. I've looked around on the forums, but no one has much expertise on nerves (back).
I do see my nuro-surgeon for my post-op appointment for many questions and my condition, but any thoughts are very welcome.