I'm 14 DAYS post-op from a microdiscectomy, and I feel so much better already. I had L3-L4, L4-L5, L5-S1 operated on.
When I woke up I couldn't feel or move my left foot/leg. The doctor didn't seem to concerned. I had to stay an extra night in the hospital because I couldn't walk. Slowly but surely I have regained mobility in my leg/foot.
I have never been in any pain just nerve discomfort. I have tingling sleeping sensation which then turns into pins and needles. I wake up with burning in the leg. When I stand to long my leg goes numb and my foot tingels.
My biggest concern is that I can not move my toes down at all. I have lost my mobility in my foot/toes. When I saw the doctor post-op he was puzzled and said he didn't operate around the nerve that makes my foot/toes go down just up. He blew it off and said it will take time.
Has anyone ever had this problem, if so how long did it take to go away? I'm a little nerves, but overall if I had to deal with this verse the back pain I was in I would take this. I am in no pain at all, back is doing great.