My story starts around 5 years back when I had meet with an accident which cause a disc bulge at L5-S1 region.. not really severe pain and could manage out till last year with just medicine and no exercises.
But last year I had it back again and with two bulges at L4-L5 and L5-S1.... with pain in my left leg...got PT done and was back on track with regular exercises. Though had got numbness in my left leg which was recovered by PT and exercises..
But in the month of October 18 I had another trigger which cause disc herniation this time it was a lot worse than ever before.. had unbearable pain in lower back,hip and left leg.. numbness in foot and leg... visited neurosurgeon they suggest surgery but as I wanted to try conservative method I got acupuncture done.. it helped me manage the pain.. 4 month down I don’t have pain in my lower back but I have lost strength in my leg.. my calf muscle are floppy, I cannot balance on my left leg.. definitely cannot do a toe raise.. I limp while walking but the limp portion in improving but not at a great speed.. recently I got leg cramps which was unbearable..my numbness is reduced.. but I have some pain in my ankle area... and I still limp while walking due to weakness... so just wanted to know if anybody has come across such recover phase.. is this all normal and will my strength come back???