After lumbar spine surgery for stenosis and arthritis, my lower back seems to be healing ok, but my hip, leg, and feet are as bad as before surgery.. neuromuscular problems and symptoms persist.. like.. foot drop, numbness, weakness, pain, and instability in my hips, quads, knees, ankles, and feet.. all below the waist.. My back seems stiff and a little tender but more stable than from my hips down.. I am six months post laminectomy / decompression surgery.. I've been through months of therapy and exercise but seem to be getting weaker instead of stronger.. My Neuro says he is surprised at this lack of progress and I should be back to normal activity by now.. I just took another MRI this morning of lower lumbar spine.. Depending on the results, I am considering looking elsewhere for pinched or damaged nerves which becomes Orthopedic "territory".. Anyone have a similar experience? I just want to get fixed and back to normal.