Hi everyone. I had microdisctomy on R L4-5 two weeks ago, woke after surgery pain free after so many years and was elated. I have developed numbness in the inner right calf shortly after surgery and was told it was possible swelling around the operation site. but now have nerve pain in my right knee and burning in my calf. It feels as if boiling water has been poured on it. My right knee feels as if it will buckle under me, but I'm walking in short bursts, then sitting in a straight back chair, napping twice a day and eating well...rather than have an empty tummy with so much medication on board.
I Was wondering if you have had similar problems and if so how long did it last? The pain can be excruciating to mild but very unpredictable. I tried posting but think it got lost, so this is my second go. I look forwad to any replies