I went in Aug 08 with paralysis of my left leg and severe pain of my lower back. First trip to emergency room told me it was syatica and given hydrocode went back the next day and after a ct scan they admitted me next afte a myleogram since I couldnt stand the closed MRI they found that I had ruptured a disk and I had the lami surgery a month later the neuro doc said I was healing good and I would need to get up to walking a mile a day. It is now 8 months later and since my original neuro doc is not on my insurance I went to another doc with the symptoms of still having numbness in my left leg and every so often a shooting pain down that leg usually after I workout more. I am walking on the treadmill at least twice a week anywhere from 1- 1.5 miles the new doc had me get a new xray and an open mri and on the followup visit said he did not see anything to indicate surgery he did suggest possible an mmg for nerve damage and possible neropathy but I never had the pain before the rupture or the numbness. I am really starting to feel alone with this and am unsure about what to do next. I just want to be pain free and be able to walk normal w/o thinking about it.