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Inconsistent numbness in left leg

Existence19EExistence19 Posts: 19
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:56 AM in Recovering from Surgery
I am 9 weeks post microdiscectomy at l4-5 and l5-s1. I'm 19 years old and had back problems since 2 years.
I had no pain anywhere the time I woke up after surgery. My left foot numbness also went away after 6 weeks. My problem is inconsistent numbness I have in left leg. Sometimes it goes and sometimes it stays. I don't really know what causes it to go and then come back. I have numbness more around and behind my left knee. I exercise daily and take lyrica at night.

Any suggestions or comments? Any thing I could do to get rid of it quickly.


  • hi
    i have had ALIF & PLIF still in hospital after 29 days have problem with left leg too.. Also numbness in groin thigh, outer calf and foot ..and intermittent shooting pains.. Have been told this is due to swelling of ner e in the operation site, due to the fact that I cannot take anti inflammatories They have prescribed Oxycontin Oxynorm paracetemol, Pregabalin, Diazepam. Yesterday I had a spinal nerve block into L5 - S1 excruciating and so far has not work with the pain. So far my left leg is weaker and I walk short distances as amuck as I can I have had daily hydrotherapy since last week and have more booked for next week.. have had enough...but have been told the process is slow and to be patient... I hope your leg gets better . Puszek.. O:) 8} >:D<
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