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I had been suffering with lower back pain for 6 weeks. Not even bad enough for painkillers . Having already been diagnosed with sciatica a few years, I put it down to a temporary flare up. However, 11th August I felt something give way in my back, horrendous paid. Dr gave 2 cortisone injections. Pain continued and I began showing signs of foot drop and by 16th August the pain had become unbearable. MRI showed a bulging disc and I had my operation the next day . I am now 6 days post op and pain has pretty much gone which I am thankful for but my foot drop is showing no signs of going . I am 31 years , not overweight and had an active job and lifestyle so for me this lack of control is very scary. Just wondering what’s people’s experiences have been post op? Am I expecting too much too quickly ? I read online people can return to work 1 week post op in some cases but I am not even close. My walking is not strong and my left foot is very weak and I have little dorsiflexion in my left foot. Will this ever return? The only exercises PT gave me was towel stretch and simply to move foot and ankle around. Is there anything I can more to help myself. My insurance doesn’t really cover PT sessions . Any info would be appreciated as I feel very worried