Herniated a disk and I was in horrible pain. The pain went away then my leg went partially numb and I had horrible sciatic pain. The sciatic went away after a week but my leg still felt heavy. After another week the numbness was only in my foot then another week it moved to just my big toe.
As of now my big toe has very faint numbness and If I try to lift my leg its a little heavy but for the most part I feel great.
My doctor said that I should get the surgery where they remove the herniated piece because I have numbness in that leg weather I realize it or not.
If I dont get the surgery or post pone it for a year to see if it heals on its own will I have permanent damange on that nerve? I asked him if I can wait and he said its not necessary. He sounds a little money hungry but maybe I am looking into it too much?
What are your opinions? I am not on any pain pills or anything