Hello, I am 3 months post-op microdiscectomy of my L4-L5. I had horrible back pain and sciatic pain for years. I saw a physio therapist and chiropractor to help manage the "flair-ups" every 8 months. Eventually my right leg/foot went numb and my left foot...so I had the emergency surgery. 3 months later. I am no longer in any pain. My calves and feet on both sides are still numb, and I can't feel three toes on either side. I can't stand on my toes. I also have some numbness in my rear-end and my bladder is incontinent (but not extremely). I will be getting a post-op MRI to determine if there might be scar tissue compressing the nerve or possible inflammation at the site. I can walk with a cane, but not properly at all.
Is this numbness common?