After your redo-microdiscectomy, you have “a very deep aching feeling from the back of my thigh to my foot. Very Uncomfortable, and 2 of my toes on that foot are numb.”
This can be nerve irritation from root manipulation during surgery. If this pain is problematic, you can ask your surgeon for a 5 day course of oral steroid which can be quite helpful. Give this pain another 4 weeks to diminish but see if you can gain access to an oral steroid.
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.