increasing numbness of foot and leg

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increasing numbness of foot and leg

Six months after lumbar disectomy my left foot and leg is getting increasingly numb,no pain(had pain 2 months after surgery but pain went away)my left foot is completely numb and now tingling is starting as high as my left knee,anyone else having this problem this long after surgery? I don't know if I should wait longer or start getting active in another "fix"

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Last seen: 2 months 2 weeks ago
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Joined: 01/13/2012 - 9:44pm

It can take a while for nerves to heal. After my fusion the numbness would come and go. However, if its really bothering you don't hesitate to call your doctor after all they are paid to help you.

Discectomies 05/08 and 04/11, fusions L4-5 Feb 9,2012 and L3-L4 June 28,2012, Staph infection washout 3/2/2012, Bulged L5-S1. SCS trial on January 17th, 2014, which was a success! Permanent SCS on February 20th.