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Numbness down leg after back surgery.

Im 3 months pos op and i have numbness down my left leg. Dr said wait and start physio and see if it goes away. Im scared its going to be something i have to life with.  Has anyone had this problem ?  Does it go away? I did not have numbness at all before surgery. 


  • I had a L5-S1 microdiscectomy done three years ago and while my leg sciatica went away, I was left with a tingling feeling in my left foot. I can't seem to understand how this could happen and i don't have any answers. I will say you are only 3 months post op so a lot can still change for you and the nerve could be re-generating in a different way for you and no two situations are the same when it comes to nerves. 
  • Thank you i guess just hoping for the best is all i can do. I will take numbness over pain anyday.
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