To keep my story short I had l5-s1 herniation on 5/13/19 back pain appeared day or two after but I recovered from it.
Though it was present before sadly I've noticed numbness and pain in my right foot bed mainly on the balls of my toes only at the start of winter late November when I had to put closed shoes.
Form there about 3 months passed and I did an l5-s1 discectomy on 2/24/20. I recovered from the surgery very quickly but the numbness/loss of sensation and pain from my right sole persists the pain aggravates when I walk on my toes (normal walking) , prolong sitting cross-legged it even hurts a bit more when I'm pushing to do my toilet needs.
I am so angry of my self having the herniation at the first place and then neglecting the symptoms all summer.
What are the chances to escape from chronic radiculopathy that is what are the chances of my l5 nerve root to heal?
Since it's a nerve issue I'm feeling helpless I can only start PT a month after the surgery as the doctor wrote but I don't think it helps with neurological problems. Is there something I can do other then waiting for that nerve to heal?
God bless all who suffer from these herniation problems it goes under the radar of preventive medicine yet can cause so much suffer.