I have an odd one, here’s a little history, almost 5 years ago from a work injury I received 3 bulging disc, all 3 disc a few years later was found to have complete tears after a discogram and CT/scan was done, the L5-S1 disc was the disc causing all my pain and numbness, drop foot and changing cauda equine type symptoms, basically the S1 nerve on the left side is the problem nerve confirmed by MRI and Myelogram and possible nerve damage from a couple of EMG/NCV tests. The S1 nerve is almost completely pinched off. I should also say about 8 years ago I had a laminectomy and decompression on the bottom 2 discs.
The latest thing my surgeon wanted to do was the 2 level front/back fusion with an artificial disc above the fusion, every time I had asked a surgeon if I can just get by doing another decompression I would get the same story, it wouldn't last long. I also have pain in 1 knee and hip from walking with a bad limp for a few years. Well 2 days ago after waking up all my back pain, drop foot, limp was gone, the only pain I felt since was the knee and hip, I can stand and walk again like nothing has ever happened. I suspect this might be temporary but I sure would like to hear some best guess from members what could have changed.