I am 12 days post revision surgery for a herniated disc at L5/S1. Original surgery was 9/29/15 and I believe I re-herniated about a month later. I never had any major pain but had some pain and weakness in my left leg that had returned. Finally in January had another MRI that showed the reherniation. After a few months of trying to figure out what to do I decided to have the revision surgery - and was thankful the Dr did not suggest a fusion. I had the surgery on 6/28 and all went well (per the Dr). I came home with numb areas on my
left leg and the outside of my left foot was numb. The numbness has improved some, now it seems pretty isolated to the pinky toe. But I have had a few days with a decent amount of pain down the leg. I've felt it some since coming home and at times its gotten worse. Worse than it was before going in for the surgery. I am really hoping its just the nerve reacting to the trauma and change of the surgery but I'm a little freaked. I go tomorrow for my post-op follow up, so hoping for some reassurance from the PA.