Post OP PLIF Foot drop
Hello, thanks in advance for your help. I hope everyone is having a good day. I had a PLIF of L4-L5 completed six weeks ago due to severe stenosis. I awoke from surgery with severe numbness in my whole left foot and up part of my lower leg. My left big toe is also numb. I cannot dosiflex my left foot and it is constantly painful and numb. I have recently started having pain in the ankle joint. My low back pain has also gotten worse, maybe due to my limp or steppage gait. My NS rated it at 2/5. My question is should I be having another MRI or EMG to see if there is a problem with the PLIF? I have read that foot drop can become permanent if you wait too long. Thanks for your help!