Super quick back story
I have had chronic low back pain since i was 14 ( I am now 20). My first sciatica leg pain occured about 1 month ago. I immediately had an MRI that showed a herniation of the l5 s1 disc with spinal compression. I then realized my calf muscle was not longer able to support my body weight. I still had strength to resist the doctors pressing against my foot, just not the strength to do a toe raise. I have numbness down the backside of my leg and the bottom of my foot. I feel some pain when i walk a long ways or if i sit in a certain position for to long. All pain is bearable. A month ago my pain was a 10/10, i felt paralyzed and was rushed to the ER and had so many shots and drugs put it me.
So pain wise i am improving significantly although i have been very careful with every move i make. Numbness does not bother me. My main concern is lack of strength in calf. A month ago i could not walk on my toes at all. Now i have progressed to taking about 5 steps on my toes, but cannot do a single leg calf raise. I am going back to my doctor to discuss surgery in about a week. But i am wondering if anyone else has had this happen in their calf like me
Thanks for taking the time to help me out.