I'm new to the forum, had my surgery(EXLIFT) on Feb. 4 of last year (2011). I had some pain but more I had loss of control, weakness, and numbness of my left leg (including foot) and right foot. I had the normal recovery regime, p.t, etc.. What I am waiting for is for the nerves to regenerate and the numbness to completely go away if it can. I have my right foot back completely, it no longer feels like I have tissue in my left shoe but the muscles in my left leg always feel tight and the front side of my left leg still has the surface numbness down through the top of my left foot. I'm looking. My T-10, T-11 were fused because the disc was bulging and pinching the spinal cord in half (it looked like someone put a vise-grip on it). Any thoughts or personal experiences would be appreciated.
EXLIFT of T-10, T-11
UCSF Deviren, V. M.D