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???