I had an L4/L5 right side microdiscectomy on Feb. 10, 2014.
It seems that no matter which position I sleep in I'm getting increased numbness in my lower right leg and foot. I typically try to sleep on my side with a pillow between my knees and one to hug and another at the back to provide some support. If I'm on my back I have a pillow under my knees. I've tried sleeping on my back and even my stomach but the numbness persists. I think sleeping on my right side seems to cause this less but it's still there and it's difficult to stay on my right side the entire night. When I'm standing up and walking the numbness seems to subside but I still have a pressure/numb spot on the bottom of my foot.
Has anyone else experienced anything like this? Is this an indication the nerve is being irritated? Will it lead to pain? Has anyone found anything that can help with this issue?