According to my x-rays and MRI I only have degenerative disc disease. My EMG said I had issues with L5/S1. Had severe lower back pain in May. Now, it's just tight. Some tingling down outside of my calf and into my foot. Surgeon suggested spinal fusion surgery, but I'm hesitant b/c I've heard recovery is very difficult and there is no guarantee of any foot drop resolution. They also said it might take a year after surgery to see foot drop improvements/resolution. I have been seeing a chiropractor who practices acupuncture and I've seen a little improvement (less foot and toe tingling and more strength when I place my foot on the ground, and more upward movement in my big toe and slight lift off the ground ). But still no ankle dorisflexion or toe-to-heal walking gait. I've only been seeing chiro for about a month. Also, curious if anyone has had improvement with B12 vitamins and what dosage helped for you. I've also been avoiding the full ankle AFO prescribed by the doctor. I know it might help me be more active. But I've heard it's expensive and bulky and can prohibit you from using muscles that could get better if they're being used rather that enclosed in a rigid AFO. Any advice would be very appreciated. Foot drop has been a life-changing experience for me. I used to walk 15,000+ steps a day. Now, I'm cautious and don't even wear my Fitbit anymore. But I'm determined to overcome this issue!