Following my recent revision PLIF, I had the removal of an interbody cage which was resting nicely in my spinal canal compressing nerves. Gave me numbness in lower leg.
Afetr my surgery 6 days ago, the numbness remains. the docs told me I had a lot of nerve irritation and the dura had been torn (subsequently repaired)
I woke expecting MAJOR pins and needles but there is no chnage at all. This rather surprised me.
The docs explained that pins needles / numbness was the same thing on nerve pathway and pain was different. Pain = nerve irritation in spianl column and must rest if i get that. They explianed it may or not recover.
My legs both go numb from time to time as well.
It is too early for me to comment on back pain, feels same right now.
MY question is if anyone else has had a receovering nerve path like this and what can i expect?