I just had a laminotomy/discectomy on the left L5-S1. things are going well, but I notice the right upper side of my thigh is numb. (i didnt notice this in the hospital and I have been home for 2 days)
Is this normal or is this a sign of nerve damage? Any opinions??
well I called the doc today..he said that the pelvis has a nerve that goes around it. Anyways, he told me that it probably got compressed during the procedure and it will go away in time. If it does not, I will get used to it to the point that it will not bother me anymore..and that it is normal for someone to experience this.
Yep, it is normal. The nerves were under do much stress during the operation that it is very likely to feel some numbness. I am almost 4 months post op, and still have lack of sensation in my right calf, and foot.