Yep.. I've had some return of sciatica back on my right side once again. It was gone immediately following surgery last april and began to return on Halloween with more intense PT. Both PT and doc thought failed fusion.. but CT Scan shows fully fused. I just had a new MRI done Sunday morning and will call tomorrow and schedule follow up with spine surgeon to get his thoughts. If the MRI doesnt show us enough.. he will order a CT Mylegram and go from there.
I woke from the fusion surgery with numb left side. It improved greatly but still have residual numbness on left side, outer calf is pretty numb, ankle is a little numb and very minorly weak, and first two toes are numb. The surgeon that did my surgery and this new spine surgeon, both told me to expect that to be permanent. I can live with this.. but the sciatica has me worried and while it is no where near close to the level I had before the surgery.. it can get pretty flared to it at times.
I will post when I know more about my issues.
You really need to not try and self diagnose and let your doc check you out to see if something new is going on.
Let us know how you are doing. I hope it's minor.