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Back Problems board

I had laminectomy and facetectomy in late February and have been back to work part time for 1 week now.

I still have the same numbness in my left leg from the knee down to the toes that I had upon waking up after surgery. My back pain is pretty much gone, but this numbness is not subsiding or lessening. The neuro's pa told me that they may order another mri when I go back in a couple of weeks.

Is this common after almost 8 weeks? Shouldn't it have lessened some? I'm taking neurontin - only 600 mg per day because I couldn't tolerate any more than that, and vicodin when I need it. By the end of the day it seems worse and I've just recently started having shooting pains in my thigh on the same leg - only occasionally. Is it possible my surgery didn't help?