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Hi - Im new to Spine Health and have valued all the information available as I work through my own back problems. After having moderate back pain for a few years, a month ago I suffered a blown lumbar 3/4 disc and first was looking at an injection based strategy for relief but the MRI showed significant material from the disc herniation had moved into the spinal canal putting pressure on the main nerves so they went immediately to decompression surgery. Im a week out now and still have not regained independent mobility as my left leg is somewhat numb and my left foot is numb and think its a dropped foot status. Both legs are week so the the only way I can walk is with a walker or through leaning on kitchen counters etc. Im going in for my 2 week check up next week after which I will start physical therapy. My question is what have others in a similar situation have experienced in terms of the time and success in resuming normal walking capabilities following a spinal surgery that has impaired your walking. Given I think my weakness is related to hopefully temporary nerve damage, Im wondering if I should be seeing a neurologist to better diagnose the nerve problem. Also interested in whether I should request a specific form of PT given my circumstances. Appreciate in advance any feedback you all can share.on this. Jim
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