Back surgery for bulging disc

Patient

Q: I had back surgery to remove part of a disc that was bulging and pressing on the nerve. My left side from the waist down was numb. I am still a little numb on the left buttock. I am also still having issues urinating and have not had a bowl movement. I had the surgery on Oct 20th. I am taking steroids, which has helped get some of the feeling back. Is there any other treatment that will help with this?

Thank you,
Keith Owens

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