Hello! May 22 2013 had lam/microdisctomy l4, l5-s1. Woke up in recovery left side from buttocks to groin down entire leg to toes numb/tingling. I still have complete numb above knee (thigh, buttock, groin). And last 3 toes. The muscle knot in my calf has gotten better just tender to touch.
Doc swears the numbness/tingling is temp... Is been over 2 months. 6 day PACk and a month on nuranton did not do much. Since June 17th I have horrible pain in leg - starts in lower back and shoots down. So. Basically I am in worse pain then before operation.
MRI on July 5th showed that discs did not reherniate and that there is scare tissue surrounding the nerves. Wants to start PT I am currently still on STD. Doc said he saw neves that were very inflamed.
Sept 15th wil be 2 years since I was rear ended while at a stop sign. During this time I have had 3 failed epid. Shots. 3 rounds of pt that made me feel worse and a tried a chiro after a few sessions I stopped it, as I was feeling worse.
Question is...will the numbness/tingling go away? Leg pain.. After 5 mins of walking or being on my feet, I have to sit or get off my leg due to severe pain. In your experience, will this go away?
I am 37 years old and very frustrated with pain after surgery!!!
Thank you in advance for your replies.