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31 yrs old, 2 mos post surgery, sciatica BOTH legs

Hello all,
I had a microdisectomy at 2 levels 2 months ago. This was after 6 months of conservative treatment and recommendations from 2 neurologists. I experienced some immediate relief on my lower back and left leg. It was good until a few days ago. Just started PT last week and I had walked about 3-4 miles. A day after both my legs feel weak ( can still raise foot ) and have major tingling up and down legs, primarily on the opposite leg ( right ) where the original problem happened. My lower back pain is minor but there is some tingling there. These are all new symptoms. Why would the tingling and weakness just begin after a period of solid recovery?

I have a follow up in a week. What should I ask my neurosurgeon? Should I be concerned that I didn't wait long enough and reherniated the disc?


  • LizLiz Posts: 9,699
    edited 08/04/2013 - 10:33 AM
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