Had mild sciata on/off for several years, then out of the blue had severe rupture. One week later I had a microdiscectomy. I only had the weakness for the 1 week before the surgery. 10 months after surgery and still can't do the single leg toe raise. Since I can't push off when I walk, my calf is always sore. My foot (heel and edge of foot) is still numb. I have some pins and needles, but I cant tell if that is from stressing my leg in unnatural ways when I walk. Surgeon says, be patient it will come back, but I'm getting worried. My strength has only improved a little bit since after the surgery.
I do not have sciata or back pain.
I have not had a MRI after my surgery.
My questions are this:
Is there anything that can be done to improve the chances of the nerve coming back and my strength returning?
Does it make sense to get a new MRI?
Is there another type of doctor I should see about this rather than my ortho spine surgeon Maybe a nuerologist?