I am an active 22 year old guy who had a microdiscectomy surgery on Thursday for a L3/4 nerve root compression.
Before the surgery I was getting the symptom of a deep radiating pain in my LEFT glute which would increase with straight leg raise type activities.
I went through with the surgery to be able to get back to playing at my 100% best. FOllowing the surgery, the glute pain is gone. However I have been left with a huge weakness in my quads, to the point that I cannot walk without crutches due to fear of the left leg collapsing underneath me. On top of that, I am getting pins and needles on the inner part of my shin.
None of these symptoms were present before the surgery. The surgeon thinks a nerve may have been bruised during the operation. I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with this.
Should I be worried or will it naturally resolve?