OK, so long story short, I have L3-L4 herniation, L4-L5 bulge with lots-o-nerve compression on both levels. Pain, is so subjective, and I can deal with it just fine. What I can't deal with is my calf, foot and gluet weakness in my body. I have seriously googled the same "calf weakness sciatica" over and over again looking at the same threads from 4-5 years ago looking for any sign of success or information other than it is a neurological problem. I have even PM'd users from those 5 year old threads just to see if they ever got their strength back. I have come to the end of my resources trying to get information or medical advice on foot and calf weakness from pinched nerves. Reality is that even the doctor will be vague about my chances of having my calf strength back in my leg.
I am still waiting for the authorization to see a Neurosurgeon and the days of laying in bed wondering if ill ever run again are getting longer and longer. Anybody have any advice? Success stories? Recommendations? Thanks Again SH!