Hi, I had a microdiscectomy removing about 1cc of material from my L5 ruptured disc, a few days ago. All the sciatic pain has gone, like a miracle (I'd ruptured my disc two weeks earlier, while on top of a mountain, not the best experience), but now I have this horrible sensation, like a sock of pain, around my right foot and front lower shin, it feels like my skin is some weeks into recovering from a third degree burn.
Is this usual? Is it temporary or permanent damage to my nerve? Dr. says "don't worry about it", hard not to in fact as it is a constant sensation now in my life, hoping it wears off. any similar experiences would be welcome. I've looked through other "burning sensation" posts and haven't found one exactly relevant, so starting this one.