So in September 2014, i suffered a massive disc herniation at L4/L5. My doctor said it was a really bad one and surgery was the only way to fix it. The herniation was pure agony. I couldn't walk at all. Not to mention both of my legs were numb.
I wanted to explore all my treatment options before immediately doing surgery. However, eventually I realized that a microdiscectomy was the only option for me. I ended up getting the surgery two months later in November.
It's been 9 months since surgery but I still have numbness in my left leg. It's mostly in my foot and up the side of my leg. I was told to give it a year before the nerve heals. However, I'm fairly certain it's permanent.
However, my real concern is the numbness seems to be getting worse all of a sudden. I've also had pain in my buttocks and pain in my leg. My knee also pops as I walk. I'm worried I reherinated my disk or a different one. However, the pain in my leg and butt is intermittent and I don't really have too much back pain at all. And I don't have drop foot again because I can still stand on the bawls of my feet and on my tippy toes. So, there's no weakness in my legs. So, I'm not sure what's happening.
There's also a tightness in the middle of my back. Though, I'm not sure if that's related or not. It's somewhere in the cervical/thoraric.
Should I be concerned? Or is this normal?
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