hi I’m new here and looking for your advice!
I’m 6 months post discetomy. I had an L5 over S1 herniation. The op was successful in some respects but I’m still suffering from numbness on bottom of foot, some days are worse than others. That I can cope with but what’s getting me down is calf pain like cramp( it’s pretty constant ) and to be honest I feel so stiff all over my back , even in the top of my arms after doing any little excercise or going to work. I’m a very active person and walk daily but the walking seems to be getting harder if anything, my legs feel so weak, especially my left which was the one that suffers due to the S1 pinched nerve. Is this all normal? I know when they went in my S1 nerve was purple due to being restricted for 10 months before the op and I was just told to take things easy and give it time.. can anyone please advise? I haven’t seen anyone about is, I was signed off from my consultant in October.