I am 4 weeks post-op for a lumbar discectomy at level L4/5. this is my third operation. I have had previous surgery done to L3/4, as one op was a reccuring disc. I have had back problems from the age of 8 and was diagonsied with Lumbar Scoliosis this year and I am only 28.
My symptoms have always been left sided, and I now have no leg pain, but, I have taken drop foot, numbness on the outer side of leg and four of my toes. I have painful hip pain (l&r) and I have a right sided shift, I cant straighten my left leg and can only rotate my leg to a 45 degree angle. The bottom of my back is very painful and stiff, and I don't sleep at night. I have never been pain free!
Is there anything else to try?. Have been having physio for 11/2years.
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