Following disc degeneration, I had L5S1 posterior lumbar inter body fusion in Jan 2010.
Recovery was very long undertaking intense physio sessions. Managed to continue yoga and Pilates and back to swimming and cycling within a year. Returned to part time work after 9months and rehab continued very well. Finally after nearly 3yrs began to feel semi-normal again but have recently developed intense pain and weakness in my left big toe. Back pain is occasional when I've overdone things.
My big toe feels really hot and particularly painful in between the big toe and toe next to it. Also have pain up left side of calf.
Left foot has always had some numbness since my surgery and my consultant said this may happen due to nerve damage.
Am concerned at the increase in this nerve pain and not sure what I can do about is....has anyone come across this similar situation before?
(Really don't want to have to go to GP for referral back to consultant if I can avoid it. due to NHS waiting times!)