I had an L4 L5 spinal fusion with a cage insertion and additional screws and rods a week ago. Unfortunately had a dural tear so spent 3 days flat out with blinding headaches. BUT now I am home I have a virtually numb right leg, from buttock to toe my leg is painful but numb - which in itself sounds bonkers!!! Doing all the exercises and praying it will return to normal as I did not have leg symptoms at all prior to the operation. I had a micro discectomy in February and had tingly toes but NOTHING on this scale. Has anyone any tips or advice on how to improve this or indeed how long it will last.