I’m 10 days post surgery Right side L4/L5 S1 discectomy and hemilaminectomy. The first 5 days were great. Must have been the meds during surgery. Considering I had back surgery I felt good. Only local pain. Leg pain was gone and I was able to walk and stand straight.
Day 6 The pain started again but not as severe as pre surgery. I couldn’t sleep in bed again due to nerve pain in glute and outside of lower leg. Walking became an issue. Pain is slightly manageable but at times is not. I called Dr and they said it’s normal. Nerve needs time to heal.
Day 9 Lower leg is numb and I have drop foot. It’s painful to walk and my gate is off again. I called the Dr to inform but he’s in surgery today and tomorrow so not expecting any info till Wednesday.
My follow up is Wednesday.
Has anyone ever experienced foot drop after surgery? Very frustrating and worrisome. Thanks in advance for any responses. Any help is appreciated.