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Many people have commented on post op numbness. From what I have read and what I am told its fairly normal as the nerve has been damged and it will take time to heal.
I had no numbness at all (lucky me) post op for about 3-4 days and even then it was very slight, but of course I was beginning to sit down again. I had bought a new dinner table and was actually able to sit at it and eat my dinner. Yes a great achievement, I was actually begining to resent this purchase of mine and send it back.
Anyway back to the point, 4-5 weeks in, I started getting numbness in my other leg. OMG the spectre of REHERNIATION LOOMS LARGE; gladly not (e non) it was my piriformis playing mischief (one of the bum muscles-its triangler and goes across the sciatic nerve). I know all about the piriformius becasue my physio thought my disc/sciatica was piriformis syndrome.
Simple solution;lie on your back grab opposite knee and pull the knee across the body stretching the buttock. ensure back and hips are flat, so there is no twist in the back.
Funny enough very quickly the problem was solved. A week later the mischief decided to go for the bad leg. OMG reherniation, reherniation, its reherniation, mrs - its reherniation OMG! ring the surgeon immediately, ring the physio now. Indeed NON ! I strecthed the buttock on the other side same technique now gone.
I think as one gets to do more walking the buttocks tighten up overnight and press on the sciatic nerve driving one insane with paranoia.
So dont panic Jones.
I am coming up to 6 weeks post op, feel positive, but still have some way to go. BFNow.
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