The upper portion of the root healed but the lower portion remains damaged and “numb”.
1) Then what is more likely to have happened does the compression impcat * time destroyed parts (or “wires” if we take the telephone cable analogy) of the L5 NR so that only the remaining “alive” parts of the nerve did regenerate hence the remaining residual symptoms or the problem is that the afferent nerve endings in the foot have atrophied so they cannot guide the nerve parts (wires) to regenerate into them?
2)”Functional” recovery will be the ability to put pressure (weight * distance) on my right foot balls (plantar flexion) without causing pain aggravation does a Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) to the foot balls area can completely numb those damaged nerves?
3) Agmatine sulfate. there are some studies (including for NASS) suggesting it might help “alleviating pain and improving quality of life in lumbar disc-associated radiculopathy” have you heard of it? do you think it might help in conjunction with 300mg of pregabalin?
Three months prior to the surgery I did a TFESI SNRB with Betamethasone mixed with Lidocain It did little to no help. I really doubt if it will make a an impact but I’ll give it a try.
Thank you Dr. Corenman
I really hope something will help eventually