Re: Neurosurgeon appt...
See if you can schedule an EMG, if the first round of tests doesn't produce much (your initial will involve the reflex tests - manual, so no biggie).
An EMG can ID how superficial or deep your nerve damage may be, and if there are treatments, etc. I had 1 2 years ago, and mine was superficial. Turns out, mine went away after 2 months.
Good luck, and keep us posted!
Sciatica, L3-4 Tear, Spinal Stenosis, DDD L3-S1
Fusion (BMP) L4-5 '11
Anterior Fusion (BMP) L3-S1 '13