this is the first time ive ever signed up to a forum before but after searching about post op problems after my discectomy I found this site to be very supportive.
Basically I'm looking for some reassurance as I can't find a lot of information that sounds like what I'm going through.
Im only 2 days post op but I'm a bit worried already. The pain I had that led me to having this surgery was sciatic pain in by buttock/hamstring/calf and sometimes foot. I also had a numb patch on the back of my thigh. I never had any numbness or weakness in my leg that I was aware of.
Following the op, the whole left side of my foot is numb (little toe and two next to it) including my heel. I can't stand on my tip toes at all on this leg now. Literally can't get it to move one little bit. I have full mobility from what I can see but just a complete lack of any strength.
Has anyone else had this? I remember be surgeon said the numbness may never go away which is a bit of a bummer as I never had any before the op. The muscle weakness is also very annoying