Im new to this site and I've never posted before on any forum.
Here is a little background...I had a bad back since I was 10, I'm now 33. Ive never had a specific accident to cause an injury.
I played softball until last year and was a swimmer/lifeguard and in very good shape most of my life.
When I was younger I had to wear a brace but didn't have any MRIs done bc back then They didnt like to do them on kids. It got better after years of Physical Therapy and Chiro.
Around 20yrs old I hurt my back again not sure how just woke up one day and I was in pain just my back with some radiating pains on my left side. Had an MRI small hern L/5/S1 and + EMG radiculopathy again did PT was fine again for years.
April 2012 the pain came back but worse and the shooting pain in my left leg down to my foot was worse. Had another MRI larger hern L/5S1 and a new hern L4/5 EMG + for radiculopathy and neuropathy at the same level. Did Chiro.PT started Pain management and had 2 epidurals worked for a day or two and thats all. So after 15 months decided to have surgery.
July 9th had a disectomy/laminectomy at L4/5 L5/S1. Woke up from surgery and my left leg had terrible pins and needles from my knee down to my toes(never had this before). It has not gone away and I dont know what its or if its permenant?? Has anyone else had this? Did it go away I can't find anthing on this on any pages Ive been looking for hours. Im freaking out.
Surgeon said my surgery was succesful but my nerves were pretty badily compressed and They found a lot of scar tissue but Im not 100% sure from what it may have been from a fall in 2008 when I broke my tailbone falling down the stairs that had healed after 3 months and never had any residual pains from that.
I can do my 30 mins of walking a day but I have to break it up through out the day. and the pain is still pretty bad my pain meds aren't controlling it.
Just looking for any advice! Thank you!!!