Post, lumbar stenosis surgery, four levels, both sides
I had back surgery Feb 8, 2010. Surgery was on L2/L3 through L5/S1 both sides. I also have 3 disk herniations, 1 @ 6mm, and 2 @ 5mm. I am a 48 yr m just started p.t. this week, 3 times a week for 7 weeks. The therapist says she feels scar tissue on the L2-L3. Surgery eliminated the sciatica in both legs from the buttocks to the toes on both feet. I am thankful for that !!! However, since surgery, I have had persistent numbness in both legs from the calves through the toes of both feet. Last week I started having shooting pains in the arches of both feet. It happens randomly while driving, sitting, walking, standing, sleeping ??? Does anybody know if this might be related to the scar tissue? Has anyone experienced scar tissue problems, and if so what were the symptoms? I started disability June 2009, and have had progressive back problems from 5 years prior. The blocks, shots, electronic stimulation, acupuncture, did not help my condition. The pills take the edge off, only for a little while. Pain becomes a little depressing after awhile, thank you for responding.