I'm new to this forum and would like to hear from others on the recovery time form L5 S1 surgery. I had an emergency surgery done when I was sitting in the ER and my foot went numb. I had sever back and sciatic pain, but then my foot went numb. I notified the resident and they scheduled me for an emergency MRI. The resident NS then said I needed surgery. I agreed and went under about an hr after that. Total from foot numbness to surgery was about 5 hr.
Day 4 after the surgery I'm tiring not to take any pain med, some pain but manageable. My problem is the foot. Maybe I'm asking too much too soon but how long could I expect this numbness to last? The whole left side it actually very weak.