New member here, first time poster. I am 4 weeks postop from a L5-S1 lumbar microdiscectomy for an acute extrusion of my disc. I subsequently had severe radiculopathy with dorsiflexion weakness and numbness in various spots in my foot. Immediately after the surgery, the pain went away but the weakness still persists. I would say the weakness is mild as muscle strength is about 4/5 pre and postop. I still have a little foot drop as I can hear my shoe "slap" the ground. I was just wondering if any members here have had weakness and whether it improved and at what point during their recovery did it get better. Also, any advice on how to help facilitate recovery from the weakness? Thank you for any input.