Overview may 13: I had a very painful case of sciatica and foot drop caused by L5 herniation. Tried epidural shots and 5 weeks of p therapy, but turned to microdisectomy surgery on July 1st.
1) I'm still in pain (Aug 4) even though I had my microdisectomy 5 weeks ago. It's down my left leg and is worse in afternoons. Did anyone else recover, but only after long period? Will I ever be able to triathlon again like I used too?
2) I have left leg atrophy (my left leg is much smaller/weaker than my right). What could cause this? Could I have had a herniation for years (pounding on that nerve), but only felt it three months ago? I hope to see a neurologist once I heal a bit more from surgery.
3) What are the best over the counter or natural painkillers for nerve pain, sciatica, ?View Thread
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