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Tingling in toes and fingers

superclockssuperclock Posts: 1
edited 03/11/2015 - 9:31 AM in Recovering from Surgery
I am 6 weeks post op from the second of two discectomies. L5 S1 re-herniated 5 days after the first surgery so I wound up having two surgeries within three weeks. Pain before the surgery came from excruciating left side sciatica. Good news is that the sciatica is gone. I returned to work last Wednesday. My return to work has been difficult. I have a long drive to work - at minimum 45 minutes each way. And I sit at a desk. I was put into back to back all-day meetings this Monday and Tuesday with little time to get up and walk around. By mid day my low and mid back are screaming at me regardless of whether I walk around or not. I attribute this to weak muscles after not using them for months. What is troubling me is that this past weekend I started experiencing tingling and slight numbness in my left toes, left pinky finger and even my tongue feels kinda like I had a shot of novacaine. At first I thought it may be the tramadol the doctor suggested I try for the back pain, so I stopped taking it (which is fine because it made me feel weird anyway, and did nothing for the back pain). Anyone else have this issue?


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