I'm day 4 post-MD, and yesterday I've basically just done too much walking, and spent the night in excruciating pain because of it.
However, coming off the pain (thanks to ibuprofen/meloxican), I find myself with some newly located numbness:
- On the outside of my ankle and just above (on my radiculous leg)
- On the back of my thigh
These are NEW and DISTINCT from the neuropathy I had experienced before surgery, and which are already beginning to improve (I only waited 8 days before getting the op).
I'd like to know: does a new numbness only result from nerves being compressed?
AFAIK the MD was successful and the surgeon made the nerve free from its previous pressure points.
If only nerve compression will cause this, then would this not imply reherniation?