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5 Months Post- successful L4L5 Microdisectomy sudden numbness and ache in big toe

So I am about 5 months post microsdiscectomy on my L4L5 disc. The surgery was successful and relieved my pain, however, I am a D1 Basketball player and about a month after returning to physical activity I got a sudden numbness and ache in my big toe. This ache only begins if I sit for a while or if I lay down on my back. Sometimes I wake up at night with my toe completely numb. I am still pain free in my leg. I called my doctor and he said not to worry because it is probably scar tissue. What I want to know is how is it possible that scar tissue is giving me issues 5 months post-op? and also has anyone else experienced this???


  • A lot of people do experience neurological symptoms that change long after surgery. There is always a chance that some more disc material came out through the laminectomy area. If it persists, I would try to get it evaluated beyond a phone call...
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