Foot numbness after Spinal Fusion of L5 S1
My husband is recovering from a spinal fusion of the L5 S1 surgery was done on Sept 8th 2011 and he is experiencing right and left foot numbness up to the calf. Is this normal? He has diabetes and the surgeon has told him that he is experiencing diabetic neurorpathy. He did not have this condition before the surgery. I have asked some friends who have had back surgery and they said it may be the discs still inflamed, and that the nerves need to "settle down". Any recommendations or sugesstions on what to do about his situation?