My nurosurgeon said that the numbness, pins and needles and aching in my left foot, ankle, back of knee
and back of thigh resulted from the rupture of the L4-L5 disk into the nerve
sheath and the compression of the fibers for a lengthy period of time. The accident occured 2/25/00, and I underwent PT trying to avoid surgery which I underwent 8/7/00. The condition causes me great difficulty walking any distance (more than .25 mile) and I now have a limp.