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lower legs feel like I have on icy/hot but I don't! 8 weeks post microdiscectomy

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:22 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hello. I am getting some really weird feelings in my lower legs (both of them) and feet areas. They feel like I have on ICY HOT lotion, that is the best way to describe it. I had a microdiscectomy around 8 weeks ago and was put on Lyrica last week for some residual nerve pain. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks.


  • I have experienced similar sensations myself. On a couple of occasions I thought I had spilt cold water on my feet but I hadn't. How long have you had this pain? If it's new, then call your surgeon's office and speak to someone. If you've had it all along it could be post-surgery nerve irritation which can take a while to settle down, especially if you have had issues for a long time before surgery.

    I have found Lyrica has helped quite a bit with my sciatic pain, but it's not reduced any of the strange sensations that I've been having in my feet. I hope things settle down soon. Take care, Spicey
  • it started around week 7 after surgery, so about a week now. have an mri scheduled for tomorrow to see what it could be...so upsetting. i also get the water on the bottom of my toes feeling since the surgery - but just confused as to why both legs/feet are affected with that when he only did surgery for the right side of the disc. Strange. Thanks for replying.
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