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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,670
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:18 AM in New Member Introductions
Hello I am one week out from a 2 level discectomy. The pain that I had before has gone...thank goodness. But I have some weird things happening in my right leg. There is numbness down the front of my calf all the way over the front of my foot.The foot is weak and I sometimes get a pain deep in my calf. I am getting concerned about these things...should I be worried yet???


  • You are very very early out of surgery. Some numbness is most likely normal especially if you were having numbness issues before surgery. Remember those nerves and muscles have been moved and poked and prodded. They are mad at you!! LOL! So, take it easy, ICE ICE ICE! and more ICE. Hope that helps some.

  • Thank you, how are you doing by the way
  • Sorry to hear that you're having pain. If you didn't have these symptoms before surgery by all means call your surgeon. While inflammation could be the culprit for the symptoms it's better to be safe than sorry. If you had these before then they probably are irritated from the surgery and time will lessen them. If you are in any way uncomfortable with what is going on with your body or recovery then you have the right to call! It's their job!

    Good luck to you,

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