Re: Peroneal nerve lower leg/foot damage after lumbar fusion?
I'm very sorry to hear this - thank you for your reply! My husband's left leg would sometimes give out when "his back went out" and he would be on crutches, but he had no numbness or motion problems prior to surgery and was not on crutches at the time....I have been told it takes nerves an inch/month to heal and that is can take a very long time. However, my husband's neurosurgeon doesn't want to wait so he is going to try the peroneal nerve decompression procedure after the EMG test.....
I am very sorry for your outcome and I do hope you will improve.....Do you have the foot drop too where you cannot raise your left foot upwards? If you do, this decompression surgery might help you too - it's minor and outpatient and I read you can stand on the leg the same day and that it has helped ppl with the drop foot even if it's been a long time since the nerve injury...
Thank you again for your kind reply Mary and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers that you will get better!