If the nerve to the glut med is “out”, no retraining will help. If it have been 18 months to 2 years without recovery, it is unlikely to return to function. Now, an MRI might reveal continued compression of the L5 nerve and rarely, decompression can help.
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.