I am trying to find the right forum for this particular problem. My wife is 28 years old and was in a car accident about 8 or 9 years ago that left her with bad nerve damage in her left leg. I am pretty sure that she has sciatic nerve damage (to the point of being severed). This has left her with a condition of "dropped foot syndrome" and she has had a permanent numb (foot and lower leg asleep feeling) all this time. If I even touch her left foot she is in pain for about a minute.
She is under the impression that there is no cure for this..at least in the U.S. I want to find surgery for her that could get her back to a normal life. For 9 years she has not been able to run and has a type of limp due to her nerve issues.
I am wondering if anyone knows anything about something that is at lease a similar condition or knows anyone that might have an answer. I am looking for options to perhaps travel to europe or another country and possibly pay out of pocket to have this surgery.