Nerve damage resulting from incorrect pedicle screw placement.
Had L4/L5 lumbar fusion in October, 2022. L5 pedicle screw "stretched" my nerve, resulting in severe right leg weakness and right drop foot. Screw was removed January, 2023. Even though I have read where damaged nerves do heal, although slowly, my neurosurgeon told me it is unlikely my condition will improve. I am unable to walk with a cane or walking sticks. Anyone else had nerve damage caused my incorrectly placed pedicle screw? How did that affect you? Did your nerve heal?